The train from Kents Bank posed a challenge - only half of it turned up due to a mechanical failure.
As the train pulled away it resembled a train usually seen in rural India, with too many people on it. Those of us left on the station quickly mobilised and piled into cars to reach Arnside.
We were grateful for the warm and sunny afternoon and NWESSR people and dogs were joined by walkers from two other organisations, there must have been around 500 people. Strangely enough a lot of those walkers also had springers - the opportunity was not missed to hand out leaflets. All the dogs on the walk should be praised for their impeccable behaviour.
The River Kent was mid-thigh high and lovely and warm. Cedric Robinson lined us all up, and we plunged in together. My dog Monty relished the swim as usual.
Thank you to all the walkers who joined us and helped us to raise £240. This figure will rise as there is still some sponsorship money outstanding.
Once again our thanks go to Cedric Robinson for guiding us safely across the Bay and to Eric Taylor for organising the walk on behalf of NWESSR.
Finally, it was lovely to see Alfie, who was originally called Paddy. Alfie was rescued from a dreadful cellar along with a number of other springers. What a difference for him, walking in such a glorious setting, with owners who love him.
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