Saturday, January 15, 2022

Canterbury Punts


On a driving tour through England, our guide stopped in a small shire to show us some sort of school or shopping area, but when we crossed a small bridge I spotted Something much more interesting.

No, it wasn't gondolas.
Not exactly.
But it sure reminded me of a small walk-up servizio.

Here were two guys, standing at the spot
where a bridge and a canal met.

There was a large umbrella, a sign,
and as I looked down beyond them...


Sure, I'm in the gondola business,
but punts fascinate me.
They are quite similar in some ways to our beloved gondolas.

They had their rates and even a small board indicating who was out, and when they might be coming back.

I snapped some photos and grabbed a brochure before my mother-in-law got a good grip on my ear and dragged me back with the group.


Yes, it's true.
There ARE punting operations in England that resemble walk-up gondola servizios.
I didn't get a chance to get out on the water with these gentlemen, but later in the day, in another place, I did.
But that's another story for another post.

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