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 (7) Home

Home now at Addlestone.  Good trip down from Windsor apart from at Romney Lock where there was a cruiser moored on the lock waiting area with the curtains drawn.  Had to negotiate around the small weir and drop Brian off - not very safe.

Rang the Lock keeper just after 09:00; the boat was still there with the curtains drawn.  Lock keeper not very happy at all and was off to give him an abrupt waking up and a dressing down (all in one go I hope) - well deserved in my view.

Miles: 16
Locks: 8

Totals

Miles: 169
Locks: 148
Movable bridges: 18 (15 usually open)
Aqueducts: 8 small and 1 major
Tunnels: 1
Engine hours: 75.6 @ 1.2 litres per hour (Beta 43) = 90.6 litres (to be confirmed when I fill up)

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