Messing about in Boats

July 26, 2009

Ballard Bridge at sunset

Ballard Bridge at sunset

Boat lit by the setting sun

Boat lit by the setting sun

Barge and tug at sunset

Barge and tug at sunset

When it come to boating and being on the water, my husband agrees with Rat from Wind in the Willows:

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.  Simply messing . . . In or out of ’em, it doesn’t matter.  Nothing seems to really matter, that is the charm of it.  Whether you get away, or whether you don’t; whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you’re always busy, and you never do anything in particular; and when you’ve done it there’s always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you’d much better not.”
     — Kenneth Grahame, Wind in the Willows

My husband and I took his boat out after supper and were rewarded with a beautiful sunset on the water.  Ahhh, summer.

2 Responses to “Messing about in Boats”

  1. Margaret Says:

    This must mean that George’s boat is seaworthy! How exciting! Send details…

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