One of the delights of going for walks in the hills around our house is that you never know quite what you’ll see while you’re out. However today we thought we’d have a relatively short walk, as the weather was a touch on the inclement side. No sooner were we looking over Lexies Loch than Stevan spotted a lamb stuck on a tiny island. It has been pretty dry up here recently, and obviously the lamb had managed to get across while the water in the loch was low, and then got stuck once it rained and the water level rose.
So, off we went to the rescue. Well, off Stevan went to the rescue! I remained safely on the shoreline in the relative warmth.
Once he reached the small island (after getting his boot stuck in the mud a few times), he had to just grab the lamb before it tried to jump in the water:
Peggy and Lexie were determined to help.
Finally, with remarkably little struggling from the lamb, Stevan made it back to shore:
Before we had a chance to capture a last photograph of him he was gone, and up the hill to mum who was looking on from a distance, with very little to show for his exciting escapade.