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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