Around lunchtime we heard singing and on looking out found a group of people with an incense burner thingy. Anyway the chanting and praying went on for quite a while. Then a cross was dangled in the canal several times and a jug of canal water collected.
I was intrigued to see that the gathered throng began drinking water from a little silver cup passed around amongst them. Then a swishy brush was dipped in the water and dabbed on top of everyone's head in turn, three times! This was going on for about half and hour and it was not only very cold but began to rain too. So, after they had finished their strange ritual they all quickly retreated into their cars and drove off.
Has anyone got an explanation for this strange behaviour?