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.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

To Brookwood Country Park

The team in Brookwood Country park
We managed to get all eight boats to Brookwood Country Park today.  The only 'pinch' points was the St John's flight (5 locks).  There are the five locks over a shortish linear length of ground so the pounds are short.  The pity is that the pounds haven't been dredged and so there is an accumulation of decades of 'muck' of all shapes and descriptions.  It is also quite  struggle to get from Lock 11 (top lock) to Kiln Bridge some 50 meters away - it shouldn't be like that!

Considering we have brought eight boats up to Brookwood and there is no water coming down from Deepcut the water levels are amazingly good especially in this year of such drought.

Success all round I think - tomorrow we are off back to Bridge Barn in Woking.

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