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, 11 August 2012

Where are we now (3)

A good day today - we set off from just above Marston Doles top lock at 07:30 and pottered across the Oxford summit which was a lovely trip.  Down Claydon and then the 'challenge' of Cropredy with its annual festival.  It wasn't too bad but the attitude of some of the single-handed boaters coming north left a lot to be desired - just trying to push through when waiting 30 seconds would have made things so much easier.

We stopped at bridge 168 in Banbury to stock up on food at Morrisons and then on to bridge 175 on the Oxford at Twyford - Brian is happy as there is excellent TV reception and he can watch the final of the 5,000m at the Olympics.

Miles: 25
Locks: 21

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