Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Canoe commute

Commuter Ricardo Assis Rosa beats traffic jams — by going to work in a canoe.

The trainee architect, 29, paddles two miles down-river to his office and chains the craft to railings outside.

The 35-minute journey from Bath to Batheaston, Somerset, takes slightly longer than when he used to cycle or go by bus.

But Portuguese Ricardo said: “It’s a lot more pleasant. The fumes and noise and traffic can put me in a bad mood all day, but after a gentle canoe into work I feel relaxed and full of energy".

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