The date of the long awaited boat trip was soon upon us, so 17 members plus support staff travelled by bus to Exmouth to join the Stuart Line river cruise. On arrival, we made our way through the Manor Gardens to Exmouth Marina, where we waited patiently for the Tudor Rose to dock. The members made their way on-board and settled down ready to eat lunch and listen to the commentary all about Exmouth and the Exe Estuary.
The vessel made its way along the coast towards Budleigh Salterton and then turned around, heading up the River Exe in the direction of Topsham. There was plenty to see in the shape of an abundance of estuary birds and also people enjoying various water-sports.
On return to the marina, ice-creams and hot drinks were in order, so the group made its way to the Strand Gardens prior to catching the bus back to Exeter. Everyone had a great time and we are now looking forward to the next excursion…watch this space!