When Brenda met her second husband John, she had never sailed before. John introduced her to the sailing life. She says she was like Mole in "Wind in the Willows" and soon came to agree that there was nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. In this, Brenda's second book about the sailing life, they take possession of a new boat in Holland and sail through Holland and Belgium to France. The book describes their journey as they begin to get used to a new boat in a new country, and gives a fascinating insight into the the places they pass through, describing their feelings as they develop, from the early nervous excitement through trepidation to confidence and even aplomb.