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Posted on 09/13/2014


Photo taken on September  9, 2014


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Punting along The Backs Cambridge

Punting along The Backs Cambridge
Timeless peaceful Cambridge tradition along the river Cam behind the collages..known as The Backs...motorised boats (such as Narrowboats) are allowed to navigate along here between October & March..
The punts are a big part of Cambridge tourism and there the ongoing 'Punt Wars"!
..this is from a Guardian report.....

....."punt wars", a series of disputes between rival operators in the £2.5m punt industry in Cambridge. The battles have reached new heights after two of one companies boats were found sawn through from top to bottom.

The nighttime attack is the most audacious in the spate of clashes and prompted calls for a cap on the number of boats competing for custom from the four million people who visit the city each year.

The panoply of weapons used in the punting wars is said to include stink bombs thrown from bridges to render a rival's boat inoperable, washing up liquid squirted to make it too slippery for the punter to stand, and bolt-cutters to snap mooring chains. But never, until now, an electric jig saw....

This was in 2009 and the touts are now more regulated but they are still very much in evidence vying for business and apparently sabotage still goes on between the rival companies.

Eric PGT, John Linton, Judith Jannetta, Don Sutherland and 15 other people have particularly liked this photo


12 comments - The latest ones
Kate
Kate
Woow. I love the colours of the turning trees and the peaceful setting Gillie, a fabulous photo presentation too!

This is to acknowledge your participation in our group and it's very much appreciated. Thank you for posting this beautiful image here!

Best regards, Kate

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Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Magnifique..!
3 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
very beautiful view, very well taken !

A Terrific Image!!

Thanks for Posting in
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3 years ago.
Polyrus
Polyrus
Super photo of most idyllic scene. What's the betting the punters think so too?
3 years ago.
Sigmund
Sigmund
A great shot and a beautiful comp. Lovely setting with the bridge, boats and the trees :-))
3 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
have a wonderful week:)

beautiful this!
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3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Beautiful photo! Love it!
3 years ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
lol..........brilliant! Punt wars - who would have thought it! There's a movie plot in there somewhere :)

This shot is superb Gillie..........I love the tranquility and the "fan" shape of the moored up punts.
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Gorgeous photo.
3 years ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
The Cambridge of our imaginations - just lovely
3 years ago.
Eric PGT
Eric PGT
Très belle composition
3 years ago.
Bob Taylor
Bob Taylor
Beautiful. Very painterly.
3 years ago.