Venturing forth from our
alcoves offices with determination in our hearts and, more importantly, delicious snacks and a significant amount of Pimms in our bags, the yearly OPIG punting trip is truly a spectacle to behold.
Armed with multiple punts from the Cherwell Boathouse, our flotilla sails northwards past the Victoria Ams into lands unknown.
Naturally, our competitive nature comes to play and punts are raced, and, inevitably, punts are crashed.
Victors normally celebrate by plunging into the depths, the water on the good side of freezing (barely) this time of year.
The return trip (downstream!) naturally requires refuelling at the Victoria.
Though events have conspired against us in recent years (biblical rain in 2019, COVID-19 in 2020) we are determined to restart this tradition as soon as practicable. For now, why not read Aleks' (our not-so-social sec) blog report on our 2018 punting trip here, or watch the video below of the OPIG punting trip of 2015!
Here's a snap taken on a more recent trip in 2018!