An excerpt from Wind in the Willows

Nice? It's the ONLY thing, said the Water Rat solemnly, as he leant forward for his stroke. Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING - absolute nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing, he went on dreamily: messing - about - in - boats; messing----'
From 'Wind in the Willows' by Kenneth Grahame.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Confirmation that Basingstoke trip is on

Just had a phone call from Hampshire County Council (HCC) to say we can go to Brookwood Country Park over Easter.  I am so pleased we can start to use the Basingstoke again.  I suppose the boater's part of the charter is to use the canal if the County Councils invest the capital to bring it back into good order again.

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