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, 26 July 2012

Painting update (12) Sign-writing done

The finished result
W o n d e r f u l
Dave Moore applying the
finishing touches
It's exactly as I imagined it would be.  I am delighted with the results Dave has produced as, of course, I am with Mark's work.  Two professional gentlemen.

There's still a bit of work to do on the boat.  The hot weather has, understandably, led to a couple of days of delay but it looks as if I will be able to collect it next weekend (4/5-August) as long as it doesn't get too hot next week (forecast for that looks promising).  Then we'll be off to Kingswood Junction (being careful with the narrow bridge holes and at least one very narrow lock on the Stratford) and down the Grand Union to Brentford, up the Thames to Addlestone and finally back on to the Wey.

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