Douglas Diary 16th August.
Cockerels crowing woke me up this morning, we are still moored outside the Black Lion at Consall. I took my bearded one for his early morning walk along the river bank. There was a distant whistle and then, a moment later, just like in the “Railway Children” there was my bearded one waving at a passing steam train and the driver waved back, I wagged my tail.
They decided to buy four OAP and one Dog ticket all first class and we went on a train journey. It was really lovely we sat in a compartment with a corridor and they were very comfy. I sat on the floor. We caught the train at Consall travelled to Froghall back to Consall Forge and on to Cheddleton where we went shopping. We climbed a very long hill to get the shopping (while I sat outside) and they had to buy some chips for sustinence, I got one. Then we walked back down the hill and caught our train back to Consall Forge. A lovely excursion.
They have booked supper at the Black Lion, it is steak night apparently, I am very hopefully that my bearded one’s eyes are bigger than his stomach. I will report tomorrow.
My photos today: our neighbour a very handsome Jacob Sheep. And our mooring with the Black Lion in the background.
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