August 16th 2011 Watford Gap then up the stairs

This morning was cloudy when we set off from Norton Junction. After only a few minutes we were turning up the Leicester section of the Grand Union canal.Steady progress was made and we soon found ourselves at the back of the Watford Gap services on the M1 .Strange to pass this service station by the back door. We continued for about a mile and a half when we arrived at the Watford locks but these locks were different in the respect that four of them were staircase locks (one lock leads directly into the other). The queue was not too bad and the lock keepers on duty very efficient at sorting everybody out. After clearing the locks we moored for lunch.

up the stairs we go

With lunch over we carried on through the Crick Tunnel,then stopping at Crick wharf to top up the water tank,then carrying on past Yelvertoft marina to moor for the night close to Yelvertoft village. Can anyone help name the breed of sheep pictured very distinctive black ears,eyes and nose?

What breed please

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  • Jayna  On August 21, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Bookmarked, I love your site! :)

  • Andy Lawrence  On September 7, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Not being to freaky the breed you may be looking for could be the following
    Sad I know!!!!!
    Hope life is good for you both!

    Kerry Hill

    A well-balanced sturdy sheep with ears set high and free from wool. A black nose and sharply defined black and white makings on the head and legs. Both ewes and rams are hornless. It is a handsome sheep, with a dense fleece, which is unusually white. The fleece handles well and is amongst the softest of British wools. Average staple length is 10cm (4in.). Average weight of fleece is 2.7kg. Bradford Count 54 – 56′s. In both ewes and rams teeth should be regular and meet the pad neither undershot or overshot. The Kerry Hill sheep are good on their feet and good in their teeth. Average mature weighs 55-65kg, rams 65-70kg.

    • Norwyn & Sheila  On September 8, 2011 at 7:10 pm

      Hi Andy nice to hear from you we are both fine,thanks for the info on the sheep i had never seen sheep like that before so glad you are a real anorak,
      must catch up again soon

  • Vertie Carmody  On March 11, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    hi ya mega blog you have got here

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