Retrieving my boat from the river, I forgot to apply my handbrake to the car. Unfortunately, it rolled into the river. I was in a very difficult situation. Several on-lookers did nothing to help. One boatman came to help and he gave me a rope and he rang a friend to help. His friend turned up, a complete stranger. He helped me tow the car out of the water and to
recover my boat.
I had two wet £10 notes in my pocket and gave them to the man. He looked at them and he gave me one look saying it was too much. Not sure myself he had driven 20 miles, spent an hour with me, and helped me out of a mess. A very kind man!