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, 6 October 2012

Basingstoke Canal Boating Club rally

Victoria  M - built by the
current owner
The Basingstoke Canal Boating Club holds a rally annually at the Fox and Hounds public house in Fleet.  This year is was put back 3 weeks or so on the 'hopeful' understanding that Deepcut would be open - it's not but it won't be too long we hope.

Meanwhile here's some picture of some of the boats who are based above Deepcut who came along and enhanced the day for all.

Steam boat Lady Selsey
Steam boat Lizzzeee

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