Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Lamb Rescue - Tuesday 26th April

We left Great Haywood after filling with water at the Junction taps and headed for Weston where in years gone by, whilst on a hire boat, we had met up with our neighbours to give them a trip on a narrowboat.

Motoring on we passed through the ornate bridge 82 which was presumably made so for the benefit of Sandon Hall high up on the hill.


A little further on we were surprised to see the boat travelling in front of us stretched across the canal and the skipper appearing to be trying to push it off with the pole. However, when we stopped to help he was not stuck but had been trying to rescue a lamb from the canal. He managed to get it onto the mud bank but could not get closer to pick it up. I asked two walkers who were trying to help to go across the bridge about 20yds around the corner and pick it up. They went off to do this when I saw the farmer muck spreading in his tractor. With a lot of arm waving and yelling I finally got him to stop and he came over the fields to rescue the poor bedraggled little chap. Lets hope that he survives.


As we came into Stone we saw what appears to be a shrine to someone on the edge of the canal. It is next to a bench and I wondered if someone had drowned at the spot.


The moorings below Star Lock were all full but we managed to find one spot on the car park mooring above the lock.  Autumn Years were following us and were going to breast up with us but the people on the boat two behind came back from shopping and said that they would be leaving in 5-10 mins so mooring solved.

Who should be moored opposite but Joe and Lesley on Nb Yarwood. We had met them when they first had Caxton and we were looking at Brinklow Marina as a possible mooring for our boat.

Joe popped over on his way to the shops, for a chat with June, whilst I was in the shower.


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