Journeys of Aardvarc
Tue 30 Jun 2009 15:09
position 50:20N 004:38.4W
We were joined by a Racing pigeon as we crossed the north part of the Bay of Biscay.
Even though we were 150 miles from land.
He stayed with us for 2 days until we arrived in Fowey.
Luckily there was a telephone number on the ring on his leg.......a French telephone number.
I spoke to his French owner in a mix of English and French and established he was a young bird considerably off course and unlikely to make it back to France. The owner suggested we try to find a home for him in England!
I contacted the Racing Pigeon website and found a kind local representative who travelled all the way from Bodmin to Fowey and collected " Carrie R" as we had named her.. We are sure she would have perished without us giving her a lift.
Fowey was a great place for the arrival home in England for 'Into the Blue' , 4 years and 3 months since she left here.
We had a meal out with two of my daughters... Charlotte and Nathalie, and also Sam's family and friends.....very nice Cornish fish and chips for me. And then said 'Goodbye' to Sam....for him the end of an amazing 2 year adventure.