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.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Where are we now (6)


Oops - forgot to do it last night!

A good day leaving Mapledurham at about 07:10 - no one came near us asking for the £5:00 mooring fee which we would willingly have payed - very nice mooring.

A really enjoyable day with a quick stop at Tescos in Reading for milk and on down on a beautiful day.

Amazed at the long string of buoys between Bray and Boveney for Olympic security and the temporary bridge (being dismantled now) which was in place for the Olympic rowing.

Moored overnight in Windsor on the inside at Baths Island - again no one to collect our mooring fee.

CanalPlan estimates 5 hours to Weybridge to that should get us through Thames Lock on the Wey before 13:00 (closure for lunch) and onto our home moorings early afternoon which will mean less than 7 days Stratford to the Wey.  Not caused by 'fast' boating but by putting in some long days - average day length so far is exactly 10 hours - getting weary now and wouldn't wish to continue 10 hour days (at my age) for too much longer.

Miles: 34
Locks: 13 

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