Saturday, January 8, 2011

Oxford - Bardwell Road ...

... the Cherwell Boathouse is a boathouse on the River Cherwell
in Oxford. It is located down a small lane off the junction
between Chadlington Road and Bardwell Road ...
source: en.wikipedia.org
  
... the University Parks near the small lane ...
  
... close-up of the squirrel in the tree ...
  
... rules of the house : NO punt racing ...
  
... T.T. (Thomas) Tims Boathouse (1904) ...
  
... Oxford’s best punting in hand built traditional wooden punts ...
source: cherwellboathouse.co.uk
... Punt – an open, flat-bottomed boat propelled by a pole ...
source: www.waterscape.com
  
... beware the fine print ...
  
... there are over 80 traditional hand crafted punts, 
built on the premises that are available to rent ...
source: cherwellboathouse.co.uk
... originally, the flat-bottomed craft were used for
moving heavy cargo but pleasure seekers quickly
moved in on the scene. Punting is still hugely popular
in the two university towns, Cambridge and Oxford

with tourists flocking far and wide 
to take part in the famous past-time ...
source: www.waterscape.com
    
  
... STAFF ONLY ... 
   
... how to punt ...
by cherwellboathouse.co.uk
... The theory : Pushing a boat with a stick.
All you need to know for a succesful trip on the river Cherwell ...
 
    
... expect to queue for up to an hour if you turn up
 on a particularly sunny afternoon. It is situated on
one of the best punting spots on the Cherwell ...
source: oxford.openguides.org
  
    by cherwellboathouse.co.uk
    ... official site 
... in 1904 Thomas Tims , the University Waterman
built the Cherwell Boathouse. He died in 1908 before
the family moved into the house, but the Boathouse
was known for many years as Tims’ Boathouse ...

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