Not many boats had moored by the time we arrived but not wanting to go to near to the bridge and lock we stopped toward the back of the moorings. This turned out to be a great place 'cause directly opposite was a hole in the tree being used by a nesting bird. And not only that but it appears to be the preferred place for a Kingfisher to check out the fish.
|If only he wasn't hidden by the leaves.|
|And yet another photo of Shugborough Hall|
|Bridge across the Trent|
She really loved it and after taking her for a short walk past the hall gardens, we crossed the bridge again to make our way back to FS. Thats when she decided another dip was in order. Trouble was we were now on the other side of the river and instead of a nice sandy bank it was a mass of thick mud! She bounded in and promptly disappeared up to her chest. OMG!!!!!! She was stuck and I had no idea how I was going to get her out. I had visions of me trying to wade in after her but with my weight I probably would have gone in deeper. I must give her credit though, she somehow managed to lift her front leg and twist toward me. By doing that her other leg followed. I then managed to get hold of her collar and with me gently encouraging her to come to me, she came free from the glutenous mud. I was so relieved and thankful to have her back on firm ground that it didn't register how filthy she was. So it was back across the bridge to get her in the river and wash off all that gluppy mud.
|The muddy bank opposite|
And now for baby's name. After two weeks of pondering, rejecting numerous names, making a short list, Christine and Kev (helped by Josh) finally gave him a name. Welcome the newest addition to the Burchnall family...... Thomas Jacob. (-: Fabulous name for our Grandson. No doubt he will now be forever known as TJ.