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.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Where are we today

Well Brian and I had a good trip up to Stratford and managed to get away at about 16:00 and made it to just below Wootton Warwen before calling it a day.

We were up bright and early the following days despite the Plymouth Gin and Lemonade (no tonic on the boat!) and we off by 07:30.  Progress was steady but slow due to the number of hire boats about but we made it to Kingswood Junction by 14:30 and started down Hatton at 17:00 and we at the Cape of Good Hope by 19:00 (2H:40M for Hatton).

Just cooking at evening meal after a quick drink in the Cape of Good Hope.

Miles: 14
Locks: 38
Aqueducts: 2


  1. You did well down Hatton at 2hrs 40mins. Were you with another boat with a crew of 10 maybe? Can't blame you for not eating at The Cape - nice pub with good beer, but the food's not up to much. Hope you moored a bit closer this time!

  2. Wow! A marathon day, in the heat too.