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.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Byfleet Boat Club weekend at Boveney

Just back from a lovely weekend at Boveney Lock Island with Byfleet Boat Club (the other BBC).  Went up to Runnymede on Friday and then on to Boveney on the Saturday - there was a good turnout of boats and club members in a delightful setting.

Poured with rain on the Saturday afternoon but we did have a large gazebo available which was great.  A lovely meal in the Greyhound at Eaton Wick with skittles beforehand.

Home yesterday before the crowds really got going on the Thames - very slow through Thames Lock on the Wey but I understand that in the afternoon some of the Thames Locks had a 2 hour wait!

Back home last night and out volunteering for CRT and the Friends of the Canal Museum tidying up the duplicate lock at the top of the Stoke Bruerne flight.

The photo is from Easter 2011 as I was enjoying myself so much that I forgot to take any photos this time!

1 comment:

  1. I met a Leo by Aquarius Narrowboats on the Old River Nene this afternoon, she was heading for Benwick, was it you and if so did you manage to get under the low bridge?