Sunday, 11 March 2012

Carly's first Boat Trip

As we will have to keep Carly, our latest Guide Dog Puppy, until after we have set off on our Spring cruise we decided we had better see how she would cope with being on the boat for a day.
We also needed to take some of the mound of food and equipment we seem to need on the boat.
Sunday turned out to be a fantastic day, just like summer with temperatures reaching 17 degrees.
We decided on a short trip through All Oaks Wood and turn around at the old Brinklow Arm returning to stop for lunch on the embankment between Easenhall Bridge and all Oaks Wood. Found a nice spot next to Nb Briardene and set up the chairs on the bank for lunch. Really warm and lots of walkers were out.

Carly had a great time with them all as they passed by with their dogs. She also became a favourite of the couple on the next boat and we ended up chatting to them after lunch.
Carly did not mind wearing her Life jacket but on the way out she was very fidgety, but coming back to the Marina she settled down nicely and was a delight to have on board. So it looks all ok for her coming with us next week.

It was lovely to hear all the birds singing their little hearts out and watch the spring lambs frolicking in the field.

Unusually for Brinklow there was almost no wind when we arrived back and this made mooring difficult as I am only used to mooring in a force 6 wind!!
On way home checked out the local farm shop as we have been told it is great for meat etc.

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