Eight intrepid OCVers took to the water for our annual punting social event on Thursday 10th July. We met at the Cherwell Boathouse for an evening of messing about on the river.
People soon remembered their punting skills and we settled in for a relaxing evening.
It was known for beer to have been consumed in some punts!
We navigated some tricky blockages from fallen trees in the river and got a bit closer to the foliage than even Conservation Volunteers would usually get! Our punters showed their expertise by doing some double punting action – using nothing but their skill (and our bare hands) to keep our punts together!
It was all worth it, as we saw the sun going down in a lovely, peaceful part of the river.
Admiring all that natural beauty is hard work, so we punted back to the designated picnic island for some tasty food – much cheese and many strawberries were consumed.
Then we punted back to the boathouse…and the all important question – how many of us got wet? Sadly no one did the decent thing and fell in (even though some people came prepared with a change of clothes!)