We had a very enjoyable afternoon catching up with the gossip, before they left to head back to Uxbridge.
This morning the weather had changed again, yesterday’s wet and windy conditions had turned into dry and windy. Much nicer. But colder.
We got away from Burland at around 10:30, and 15 minutes later we were in our first lock of the day at Swanley. There are two locks here, separated by about half a mile.
Swanley No 1 (top) Lock
It was a fine, sunny day, but the wind was cold and a bit troublesome where the canal was open.
The three Baddiley Locks came next, and we started to meet boats coming down, so the going was easy. Or would have been if we could see where we were going!
Five locks done, all for today, and just another 1½ miles to go to Wrenbury.
Wrenbury church across the fields
Locks 5, miles 4½