• Punts and pedalos are fine, but you can't beat a canal boat for freedom | Hannah Jane Parkinson

    1 month ago - By The Guardian

    Nestled on the miniature sofa, under knitted throws, log fire burning, after a day spent talking on the deck. Bliss It is always good to be by rivers and canals, and even better to live by them. Especially peaceful ones surrounded by green and birdsong. Or the ones with views; winding through Venice, handsome houses either side. One of the reasons I loved living in Oxford was swimming in - and relaxing next to - the Isis. I loved punting, and by punting I mean sitting in the punt drinking champagne and trailing my fingers in the water, while lovely friends did all the work.
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