By Adam Capelin
Ahhh punting down the river – it’s meant to be romantic for two… if you know how to punt! With four in the boat and not a punter between us, it was a struggle just to head in the same direction. Throw into the mix a narrow stream with trees overhanging the banks and a constant flow of other would-be-punters heading or trying to head in both directions. There were collisions, near misses and near swims for the vunerable punter standing on the back of the boat with only a pole-vaulting stick to direct traffic.