I really do believe there are people in this world who should not be allowed on a boat. It not because they are black or yellow or blue or green, it's because they are stupid. Far too stupid to be allowed near water. Why do I say this? Well the following was posted on Facebook by a decent sort of chap who nicked it from somewhere else.
"I'm moored near Teddington lock and want to take the boat past the weir in Richmond and moor in Brentford for work. But the river is drained entirely in Brentford every day, meaning the gate in Richmond is locked. I'm trying to find out the timings of when this happens every day so I can figure out when to come and go. Can anyone help?
If 'the river is drained entirely in Brentford every day' what do they do with all the water?
Now now stop laughing he may be only three years old in which case he will learn. Given that he is probably an adult I think he will be a danger to all other users on the river and should be physically restrained to prevent him ever going on a boat much less being in charge of one.