It was - just as it should be. Once we had paddled away from all human habitation there were just fields and trees overhanging the Stratford upon Avon cut. The sky was blue and the sun was shining. It was as if all the care I had bestowed on Shrimp during the building of her was being given right back. We saw Kingfisher and a Heron........'Bliss'.

But the bottom line is it is all down to you Gav. You have my sincere thanks.

(Editors note: Les built one of Gavin Atkin's
Mouse boats, and is happy with the results)