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, 13 August 2012

Where are we now (5)

A long day today - we left North Oxford and joined the Thames via Dukes Cut.  No one on at Kings Lock and no one either at Godstow.  I asked about a licence at Osney but the lock keeper was 'too stressed' at 09:00 to deal with it so we obtained our licence (not free as I expected on a return from maintenance).

A slight 'challenge' at Abingdon where the river was running quite fast but as the old addage goes 'lest said - soonest mended'.

We are moored up tonight just above Mapledurham lock after a very damp afternoon.  We passed Sue and Vic on No Problem as we came out of Benson and they went in.  Nice to see you Sue and Vic.

Miles: 38
Locks: 14

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