Messing About in Boats

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Rat and Mole were drifting lazily along the river in The Wind in the Willows when Rat turned to Mole and came up with one of literature’s most profound observations. ‘There is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing... about in boats — or with boats. In or out of 'em, it doesn't matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that's 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.’

We couldn't agree more. Whether you're bobbing and weaving your way through a floating market in Bangkok in a traditional long boat, sunning yourself on the deck of a yacht off an idyllic Caribbean island, diving from a luxury liveaboard in Indonesia's Raja Ampat or on the lookout for game in a mokoro canoe in Botswana's Okavango Delta, the boat is surely one of the best ways to travel. What these rather marvellous feats of human endeavour all have in common is their ability to let us see landscapes, people and wildlife from a totally different perspective and experience otherwise inaccessible environments.

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