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Video: Punting in Canterbury

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Canterbury is famous for its magnificent cathedral. But a pleasant surprise for me was this relaxing little riverboat ride. Our captain said lots of locals hire them as a kind of's so relaxing to glide along the shallow, pretty Stour River. The water's so clear because it flows over chalk. You can see here our crew at work - Producer Simon trying not to get into shots, and cameraman Karel getting a close-up gliding over the water. I expect this will be one of the most beautiful little bits in our show. (It cost the equivalent of $22 per hour per person for this little boat tour. But you can see the show for free on public television this fall.)

This is Day 84 of my 100 Days in Europe series. As I research my guidebooks and make new TV shows, I'm reporting on my experiences and lessons learned in Vienna, the Alps, the Low Countries, England, and beyond. Find more on my travel blog.

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