After taking back the hire car we had a day to kill in Wigrams marina. I must say that it seems to be a very well run and friendly marina , although we did get told off for putting up our rotary washing line on the tiller arm.
On Sunday morning we pulled pins at 09.15 and left the security of the marina then headed towards The Napton flight of locks. On route Carolyn spotted a lamb that was stuck in the mud and being very weak was slowly dropping down into the canal and starting to drown. We immediately pulled into the offside and i jumped off while Carolyn controlled Inca. After struggling to get to the lamb I eventually pulled it out of the canal and carried it back to the field. Being very weak it took about 15 minutes to pick its self up and gain a bit of strength to get back on its feet.
Volunteer lockkeepers …. Who needs them.. With a very heavy paddles on the bottom lock of the Napton flight these 2 seem very happy to carry on drinking their coffee while watching Carolyn struggle…some volunteers are very helpful and are a credit to volunteers , but these 2 were just a waste of time..
We are now moored just before the engine arm on The Napton flight and will spend the night here before moving onto the summit of The South Oxford canal.