Thursday, August 21, 2008

Punt names

Yesterday we went up to Cambridge to see Peter. After a lunch of falafels, salad and chips washed down by some Adnams at the ever splendid Castle Inn, we took a stroll along the Cam to look at the boats. Since attending the painting course, I'm keen to look more closely at the signwriting styles on boats.

Well the narrowboats there were few and none had any good signwriting, but there were of course lots and lots of punts. Peter remarked that Cambridge colleges tend to have themed names for their own punts. At Trinity, their punts are named after something known to come in threes only without actually including the word Three - e.g Bears. Perhaps they have Blind Mice, I don't know. Anyway, the one he likes best is Mile Island. Neat.

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