This morning we were away at 9 30 Am and the day started well with a boat leaving the first lock just as we arrived and then another arriving just as we left. Most of the morning was like this with George doing a bit of steering standing on the step I made. This meant he could actually see where he was going this time which was an improvement.
Things took a turn for the worst just before Penkridge when we caught up with another boat and no matter how many boats we met or how slow we went he was waiting to go up the next lock.
We stopped above Penkridge lock for lunch and to do a bit of shopping and things got rather busy with boats queuing to go both up and down the lock, far busier than we had seen all day. We waited for a lull and then set off ourselves, again meeting boats in the right places.