punts on the river Cam passing beneath the Bridge of Sighs at St John's College in Cambridge

You can punt for yourself and your party, or you can have one of the professionals from the punting companies do it for you.

The trick is to drop the pole vertically right by the side of the punt and then push, and the punt will move straight forward. Often I see people punting who are not trained. They drop the pole way to the side, which causes the punt to describe a circle, getting nowhere.

Also, roll up your sleeves, because the pole will be wet and your hands and arms will get wet.

These punts on the river Cam are passing beneath the Bridge of Sighs at St John’s College in Cambridge, mentioned in the last post with a shot from inside the bridge.

I worked on this second photo, of punts moored on the Cam down by the weir, to produce this impression.

punts moored on the river cam

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