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, 26 September 2012

Basingstoke update (6)


Where the stop planks will go
The original bases were Elm
The gates just don't fit - yet














Well the cill is a bit 'the wrong size' (or maybe it's the gates).  The picture shows the 'fit' without the elm cills in place but even so it's a bit wrong.  Probably because the gates were measured incorrectly some two years ago.  The contractors are going to recast the cills and mitre the gates and hopefully measure everything so when the gates are eventually replaced the correct size can be ordered.

The traffic cone shows just how deep the silt really is! 

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