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Qualcomm goes Punting on the Cam, Grantchester Meadows, Cambridge - 18th August 2005

Qualcomm Cambridge goes for a punt up the River Cam. At the end of the journey waits Bill "I am food" Munday, ably manning a big gas barbeque stationed on Grantchester Meadows and assisted by Andrew Clarke and family. Aside from a few spots of rain, the weather remains favourable, warm and humid. Ben, being a genuine Cantabridgian, does the bridge-hop thing on several occasions, and there's a good deal of inter-punt banter and shenanigans on the way

next album: Life on the Neonatal Ward, plus Dairy Farm and the Chapel, Ipswich and Thrandeston, Suffolk - 26th August 2005
previous album: Route 78: A Drive Around the San Diego Mountains, California, US - 9th August 2005

2005 Kings' College chapel, from the Backs

Kings' College chapel, from the Backs

2005 James, ever the cautious IT dude, seals his wallet away in a waterproof pouch

James, ever the cautious IT dude, seals his wallet away in a waterproof pouch

2005 Scudamore's punts

Scudamore's punts

2005 Qualcomm loads up in the punts

Qualcomm loads up in the punts

2005 Nick gets a head-start

Nick gets a head-start

2005 The first bridge, and Ben leaps out of the punt to do the bridge-hop

The first bridge, and Ben leaps out of the punt to do the bridge-hop

2005 Isobel trails her hand through the cool waters of the Cam

Isobel trails her hand through the cool waters of the Cam

2005 Ben declines to bridge-hop on this particular occasion

Ben declines to bridge-hop on this particular occasion

2005 The rest of the pack close in

The rest of the pack close in

2005 Ben hops another bridge

Ben hops another bridge

2005 Ben had suggested to the boys on the bridge that Peter K's boat wouldn't mind being 'bombed'

Ben had suggested to the boys on the bridge that Peter K's boat wouldn't mind being 'bombed'

2005 James and Tim in a slow-motion race

James and Tim in a slow-motion race

2005 Peter Knowles paddles

Peter Knowles paddles

2005 Ben surveys the scene in the water weeds

Ben surveys the scene in the water weeds

2005 A strange, feral, boy waits in a tree

A strange, feral, boy waits in a tree

2005 An almost Constable-esque scene

An almost Constable-esque scene

2005 More Peter paddling

More Peter paddling

2005 It all gets a bit competitive as Peter's punt rams us into the bank

It all gets a bit competitive as Peter's punt rams us into the bank

2005 There's a look of serious concentration on Nick's face as the race between him and Ben hots up

There's a look of serious concentration on Nick's face as the race between him and Ben hots up

2005 Someone takes their cat for a walk

Someone takes their cat for a walk

2005 The Qualcomm gang on Grantchester Meadows

The Qualcomm gang on Grantchester Meadows

2005 Food is served

Food is served

2005 Bill with a bunch of burgers ready to barbeque

Bill with a bunch of burgers ready to barbeque

2005 Marcello and John Scott land their punt

Marcello and John Scott land their punt

2005 James, Lucy and Isobel

James, Lucy and Isobel

2005 Nick Brook looks over

Nick Brook looks over

2005 Bill's burgers are on fire

Bill's burgers are on fire

2005 A champagne cork is popped, nearly landing on an adjacent group several metres away

A champagne cork is popped, nearly landing on an adjacent group several metres away

2005 Rusty chats to Peggy Johnson, head of QIS

Rusty chats to Peggy Johnson, head of QIS

2005 Tim Simpson with a glass of red wine

Tim Simpson with a glass of red wine

2005 More mingling

More mingling

2005 A couple of cute cows in a nearby field

A couple of cute cows in a nearby field

2005 Returning to Cambridge in the gathering darkness

Returning to Cambridge in the gathering darkness

2005 Peggy Johnson's punt

Peggy Johnson's punt

2005 James W looks a bit moist

James W looks a bit moist

2005 Isobel does some poling

Isobel does some poling

2005 F-dude reflected in the Cam

F-dude reflected in the Cam

2005 There's a bizarre stand-off as two swans face each other across the river, whilst a bunch of geese are too scared to get in

There's a bizarre stand-off as two swans face each other across the river, whilst a bunch of geese are too scared to get in

2005 Peggy's punt lands at Scudamore's

Peggy's punt lands at Scudamore's

2005 Isobel's punt lands

Isobel's punt lands

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Kings' College chapel, from the Backs

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