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, 24 September 2012

Basingstoke progress (4)

The rubbish behind the gate
A little bit of work and
the gate swings nicely
Despite the atrocious weather this morning the team were there working on the repairs to Brookwood bottom lock (12). They are waiting now for the weather to dry out a bit and the Basingstoke Canal Authority to authorise them to bring in a 'grab' and remove the silt and leaf mould from the lock - It's about 1.5m deep in the middle so needs to go.

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