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, 30 March 2013

15 Boats to the top of Deepcut

Celebrating with a glass of whiskey
Just a quick blog to say we have managed to get 15 boats to the top
Potter's Pool at Mytchett
full to capacity this morning
(Sunday) in the freezing cold
of Deepcut (Basingstoke Canal) today with a further 8 to come tomorrow.

Congratulations to Byfleet Boat Club, Basingstoke Canal Society, the IWA and last but not least to the passionate people at the Basingstoke Canal Authority.

I'll publish some photos tomorrow but in the meantime there's one here of the first two boats to the top since 2009 - Hazell Nut and Barley Twist.

1 comment:

  1. Well done all of you. Wish we could have joined you. Looking forward to more pictures.
    Karen

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