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Captain Elke and the Pirates


On Saturday we all visited Elke on her narrow boat to “help” her move it from Victoria Park to Islington.

Manon, Alice and Eliza were the “pirates” and Elke was, obviously, the Captain.

There’s something rather amazing about travelling by water – especially on such a glorious autumn day: sunny, crisp and still. The girls sat at the front of the boat as we slid along the canal, pointing out birds (coots, geese, other ones) as well as seeing London from a different perspective and pace. It was quite a shock to the system after 5 hours on board to get into the rush of traffic on City Road.