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.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Woking Stream

Club boats moored at Woking
Leo No2 at Warren Farm
My friend Brian (Orion's Wey) and I started out at the New Inn at Send this morning and despite being at Papercourt Lock by 08:30 we were in a queue; there were boats everywhere on such a lovely morning.  We made our way down to Warren Farm and moored up to await pickup by other members of Byfleet Boat Club for a trip to Woking Palace.

We had a wonderful outing up the Woking stream where we moored alongside Woking Palace.  We enjoyed a picnic in the sunshine and a display of falconry as well as a guided tour of the Palace.

All most interesting and now we are preparing for a BBQ in the sunshine.  What more could you ask for.


  1. Looks like you had a good turnout for the Old Woking Stream cruise. Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts. Adrian

  2. It's enough to have all but waiting for more fun with your picnic.

    LindaJ@ river thames narrowboat hire