“Believe me my young friend there is NOTHING- absolute nothing-half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats”-Grahame
We took a river cruise along the Thames, the same river that is said to have inspired the Wind in the Willows. It was also on a boat trip where Lewis Carroll first told the story of Alice in Wonderland. Many characters whom are in the stories were inspired by the people on the boat trip. Our boat was large and we were able to enjoy a wonderful meal and just relax. All the houses along the river are so quaint and we saw a little girl sitting on a wall along the river, barefoot feeding bread to some ducks and geese. It must be nice to be able to just step out into your back yard and just gaze at the river.
We passed several people whom were rowing along the river. Below is a picture of when we passed the boat houses. The river was lined with dozens of boat houses. Each Oxford college has it’s own boat house.
The sun began to set towards the end of our cruise and I couldn’t help but think how wonderful it would be to live on the river and get to look at this everyday.