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.

Monday, 27 August 2012

St Catherine's and Godalming

BBC boats moored at St Catherine's
Yum Sing, Leo No2, Aqua Vitae
A very enjoyable weekend despite falling over (one gin too many perhaps).  A great weekend with Byfleet Boat Club at St Catherine's.  I could have gone home today but need to be in London on Tuesday so thought I may as well go on to Godalming (southernmost point on the connected network is the 'claim to fame') and go to London from there and then make my way slowly back to Addlestone during the week - I think that's what retirement is all about.

A number of us went up to the lock late on Sunday afternoon to watch the boats go through.  We were really impressed by the two little boys managing Trincomalee II under the guidance of their grandparents.  They handled the boat very well and received a round of applause from those present.

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