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Quote of the day No 30

Friday 20 January 2017

As we became socially established with the boaters we visited their cabins, went to the pubs with them and were generally on good, friendly terms, but it was not until they started to play teasing tricks on us, and boating tricks which were especially designed to steal a march, that we knew we were really accepted. Sometimes, when several pairs were tied up for the night at the same place it was an advantage to be the first away in the morning so that in the event of meeting another pair you would probably be in for a good road. To achieve this advantage, if you were not the first in the line, you would wake very early and without a sound loose off the mooring ropes and, equally silently, bow-haul or shaft the boats ahead of all the others. Then, and only then, would you start up the engine which naturally woke all the others; but it was too late, by then you were well away.

Eily Gayford The Amateur Boatwomen

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