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.

Friday, 5 July 2013

The reason I moved to Stoke Bruerne

Well one of them anyway.  The view this evening from my front door is just wonderful.  On the left you can just see the back of Bideford, (Towcester's butty), then there's the butty Moon then Lamprey, Kestrel and Sculptor (the Canal Museum's boat) and a hire boat making a valiant (and successful) effort to squeeze through the only available space.
Without the hire boat 

It could almost be a picture from years gone by! 

1 comment:

  1. I hope the widebeam hire boat from Milton Keynes doesn't want to come through!