So I thought I'd introduce you to the impossibly British pass time of punting. It's form of boat found almost exclusively in Cambridge and Oxford where the shallow and slow moving rivers plus students with too much time on their hands makes its possible (you don't get anywhere fast), basically a rowing boat that you propel by pushing off the bottom with a large stick.
It's something most scout troops here have as a summer evening event and we were at it on Thursday night.
It is such an obscure activity that the scout association doesn't actually have any rules on it, unlike pretty much every other water sport.
IS there anywhere in the states where you do this?