Easter with Elsie on board


She had a few goes at steering the 60 feet of Chrissie down the canal.
It’s not easy, you’d think the boat would steer straight once in a straight line, but it needs constant attention due to the depth of water, wind, shape of the canal bottom etc, but she did very well at it.
And there’s no point in trying to go quickly, it causes excessive wash that damages the banks, makes it even more tricky to control and it doesn’t actually go much faster anyway, but wastes fuel.
At the start of every years cruise we hire a van to take all our stuff to the boat. It’s great to have Elsie sit between us up-front, good views and easier to interact with her. This year we kept the van over Easter to take Elsie back home to Exeter. Our return journey was by train from Exeter to Droitwich and we thought we’d give “Split-ticketing” a go. Certainly much cheaper but look how many tickets we had to print off at Exeter Station.
Back home we had some Exmouth Beach-time with them.