Frank's Sketchbook Entry of the Day
| Punting Jam on the River Cam
April 18, 2018
I was watching punters on the River Cam for a bit. It was a mix of tour
groups run by a professional punter who does it all the time, and smallerl
groups of people who rent (or "hire" or "let") a boat and do the punting
themselves. Typically the latter group have less control. And some were
having more problems going back up the river and steering and not losing
their pole. While I didn't see anyone fall in (apparently that's common
among both groups, I did see one boat start drifting backwards back
under the bridge and then at one point one woman almost lost her pole (and
her balance) and the "Oh scheisse!" was very clearly heard by all. But in
the end, I guess everything worked out. Well, I assume it did, as I left
to see other things.
I tend to doodle. Over the years, I've accumulated lots of random
sketches of things, sometimes people, sometimes things, and sometimes
just abstract lines. The basic idea on these pages is for me to slowly
scan in highlights from my collection of random quick doodles. I also
am providing a place where I can explain what it is or what motivated
it or perhaps some reason why I'm not to blame. With the sketches of
people, their name may be hand-written, or there might be a talk title
provided, but I will tend to avoid providing full names. I don't mind
if people know who they are, I just don't want them coming up on search
engine hits, since that might be a bit rude.
Note that the images are PNGs with transparency. Mozilla and Firefox
properly render them. Safari too, I think. Internet Exporer doesn't.
I don't care.
If you want to see the image without the annoying blue-lined background
image, just click on the image.
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