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.

Friday, 31 August 2012

A lovely 'final' day

I had a lovely evening last night just pottering about doing odd 'commordrial' jobs at Byfleet Boat Club and then set off this morning in blazing sunshine (it was a wee bit chilly) to go down New Haw and Coxes locks (after a chat with the National Trust maintenance team who were undertaking towpath repairs).

I think the only reason for coming home was the need to tax the car (which was parked at Addlestone). The tax runs out today and that's another £170 going to the Government - it would be OK if it was used on the roads but I doubt it is.

Plans are afoot to be out and about again next week and to moor at Warren Farm (Byfleet Boat Club moorings just below Newark Lock) and then go with other club members up to Woking Palace to celebrate Heritage Day (we can't take narrowboats up the Woking Stream but we will be looked after by the 'cruiser boys and girls' I am sure).

Let's hope for an Indian summer.

1 comment:

  1. You've got the wrong car -- my tax disc is £30 a year!