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A Strange Pursuit

Stratford-upon-Avon, Punts, and Shakespeare

On a recent trip to England we had the opportunity to visit Stratford-upon-Avon. During this trip we were treated, quite nicely I might add, to punting.

What is Punting?

A punt is a flat-bottomed boat which does not have a keel. Typically, a punt is approximately 21 feet (6 meters) long and 3 feet (1 meter) wide. It should be propelled by means of a 16 foot (5 meter) long pole, which is also used to steer the punt. This method of propulsion is known as "punting".

I soon came to find out that this apparently simple task was not at all easy.
I was able to punt into the right side of the bank, the left side of the bank and into almost every tree that I could find.
Now If I only had taken that class, what was it?

Thanks, none to me, we were returned to shore.

It was a fun boat ride--er punt.

After our trip on the water we toured the gardens and statues that we placed throughout the park that surrounded the theater.
Emily came to find the rendition of Lady Macbeth to her liking.
Something strange came over her and for some reason she would not allow anyone near it.

I on the other hand found that I was starting to look like a certain rendition of a Shakespeare character.

Disturbing is it not?

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