Punt Along the Avon

We obviously had a giant letter T on our forehead for “Tourist” as we were led by our guide to the Antigua Boathouse where an aspiring London pianist on his gap year poled our punt up the Avon. The river was given its current name by John Deans in 1848 after the River Avon in Scotland. The Deans built their homestead adjacent to the Avon River where the suburb of Riccarton now lies.