A sistership is the name I give to boats that, for some reason, resonate with what we’re trying to achieve with Project Eileen. Now, I don’t know a great deal about the Linnet (seen at the Braunston rally) but she feels to me, to be one of those sisterships.
I was instantly drawn to what I felt to be a kinship through circumstance, ie. the fact that the owners seemed to be boating with a young family too.
Boating with young children is tough; it demands commitment, energy and eyes-in-the-back-of-your-head attention at all times.
From external appearances it seems that the Linnet is a well-love project of a boat, in much the same way as our Eileen is. It was great to see what seemed to be another family enjoying an old boat to the full, whilst continuing their renovation project.
A bit of an internet trawl shows, at least I think it shows, that Linnet is part of the Longford Canal Services fleet, which also includes the motor Ariel, and currently they also lease day boat BCN 108 ‘Joe’. It’s a small world, that’s another of our Eileen’s sisterships, and was included in posts HERE and HERE.