The Sunday canoe hire started with driving rain and dark clouds. Then this happened: Mother duck bringing up the rear as her eight ducklings were out swimming. As a dog entered the canal, she rounded them up into the off bank. {Sorry for the less than fantastic photo.}

The new buoyancy aids have arrived. The first couple to wear them kindly agreed to have their photo taken. Do you think the dog has one on too?

The day finished in beautiful sunshine with happy and dry paddlers.

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