- Go to the junction and wind with an audience
- Reverse straight in onto C15 ( almost but not quite opposite the entrance)
- Reverse back past the entrance then go in forward then reverse onto C15 ( so as and when I take the boat back out its easier )
In the end after me saying I didn't want the winding audience Rachel hogged the tiller and I used our bow thruster ( me and a boat pole) to reverse past the entrance then go in forward then as above reverse onto C15. All done with skill and teamwork with no audience.
We coffee'd up then took a walk to the office to pay our dues and then get some lunch at the cafe.
Back aboard we read and relaxed a bit then started the unloading of the boat with Rachel heading off with the animals while I took three rather smelly cassettes to the elsan then cleaned the fridge and vacuumed through before following in my car.
So Rachel's holiday is over and for the time being Percy is lording it up with the boats in the marina. Finally got the boat safety agreed for Saturday so no doubt a blog on that later. Still no formal response from the boat surveyor... I'll give him the weekend then call again on Monday.
The reversing challenge
Three cassettes to empty and Rachel's flowers found a final resting place within the Himalayan Balsam that is prevalent in the marina
Final view over the marina.