JOURNAL

A Rubber Duck Race

Can you think of anything more British than a bank holiday rubber duck race down a river in a rural Northumberland town? Visitors and residents all chasing (rather slowly) hundreds of ducks downstream, men with nets waiting for the winner at the stepping stones, locals in waders with rubber ducks stuck to their hats fishing escapees out of the grassy riverbanks. Another reason to love the North.

Amy Spires