We left Braunston and went up the locks with Tranquillity, sadly leaving Piston Broke behind.
We continued uneventfully through the tunnel, with no on-coming boats and moored just outside. A quiet night but this morning…… I opened the side hatch to be greeted by two Muntjac deer looking at me across the canal.
Later whilst talking, on the tow-path, it was noticed that something was in the water between our boat and the piling, lots of splashing. It was a young Squirrel, I offered it the boat pole and it clung on.
We thought it would just scamper away but the water was running of it and it was obviously exhausted. It just gently slipped of the pole.
We got a towel and gently dried it and then let it rest still in the towel, it eventually recovered enough to get itself out of the towel and rest under some twigs.
Whether it will survive we will never know but we did give it a chance.
After all that excitement we moved onto Norton Junction and turned left towards Foxton.