The Bumps in Cambridge

I’ve been watching the bumps since I got home from work. It’s great fun. The boats row up and down and the supporters cycle along the bank shouting advice and support. If a boat ‘bumps’ another one then the loser has to pull to the side and is out of the race. The winners get bits of willow pulled from the trees along the bank to wear in their hair. For each race there are lots of winners which makes for a nice feeling. We keep getting sudden showers so at the moment so the supporters are whizzing around with umbrellas. The balcony will seem a lonely place when the bumps are over next week.

The bumps on the River Cam 23rd July 2009

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