Going with the flow

” … tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.” – Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows (1908)

The adventures of Mole, Ratty and their riverbank mates, Toad, Badger and Otter, have entranced generations of readers and inspired a delight for messing about in boats. River cruising is the ideal method of unravelling a river’s story. Each tells it’s own fables, mostly concerned with human settlement. Consider, for example, the Nile’s role in ancient Egypt, or the Rhine and the Danube’s association with the rise of great European cities. Contact me for complete article

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