We had been told that Berkhamsted was very busy and there was a shortage of moorings ,so we decided to have an early start from Cowroast and pulled pins at 08.15 which was a bit too early for Curly as she nearly falls asleep on Cowroast lock.
This has to be the luckiest dog in Berkhamsted. As we arrived on the town moorings where there was plenty of room we could hear people shouting from the Towpath over the canal to the people on the other side of the canal in the park . It turns out that this dog was chasing Ducks and fell in, unbeknown to its owners it couldn't get out of the canal due to the steep side. With the dogs head starting to go under after franticly trying to get out the owner just managed to grab it and pull it out.
Our good deed for the day .While out walking Hamish we could see this boat in the distance drifting out into the middle of the canal .We thought that the two men were with the boat as it happened while they were stood next to it. It was only as we got closer that we could see the two men were in fact Anglers and the boat had come adrift. I climbed on the back of the boat and walked along the side to get the centre rope so we could get it back in . As we struggled to pull the boat back in and moor it the Anglers did absolutely nothing to help… To think I always slow down to tick over and keep to the centre of the canal when passing an Angler so as not to spoil his fishing .Don't know why I bother.
It looks like we are going to spend a bit of time here in Berko . There is a park opposite our mooring and a swimming pool and sports centre in the town, So Curly is more than happy to stay here. Oh and did I mention the shops…….