Just back from a few exhausting days piloting a sailing cruiser with my increasingly teen-aged children on the Norfolk Broads, I see that Chris Partridge has put up a photo of a splendid boat shed. Be sure I will chip in with several more characterful boat sheds and boat houses over the next few days…
Punt racing, Tuebingen-style
Chris Partridge reports that the folk of Tuebingen race battling punts powered by hand-paddling. And then they drink beer or cod liver oil, depending on whether they’ve won or lost.
This is just the kind of harmless activity healthy young blokes should be allowed to enjoy, and it would be good to see something similar caught on in Manchester, Birmingham or at Camden in North London. Of course, I’m far too old for this sort of thing myself, particularly the cod liver oil part!
More seriously, has anyone else noticed that these boats bear an uncanny resemblance to the kinds of boats many people would expect Phil Bolger or Jim Michalak to design for the purpose? Read what Jim has to say about seas of peas.
Read all about these crazy, happy Germans at Rowing for Pleasure.
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