We set off at 9-30, 2 boats had just passed to go down but as the lock is left empty anyway id didn’t make any difference to our progress. We had heard tails of very low water levels but today has been fine. As we made our way down passed the residential moorings one of them has a nice “Glamping” hut on their plot.
At Winkwell Swing bridge a local boated gave some useful advise on hold the key all the time the bridge was in operation. We didn’t hold up a big queue of traffic but the quality was good, one being a Bentley.
As we rounded the bend following Winkwell Bottom Lock I could see a boat entering Boxmoor Top Lock who were waiting for us, so we had someone to share with until they stopped for water at Apsley Lock, but at this point one of the pair ahead pulled over so we shared the rest of the locks with a couple and their 11 year old Grand daughter. CRT were hard at work at Fisheries as we passed through repairing the concrete by the offside bottom gate. looking back after leaving the lock The Fisheries pub looks a pleasant stop, but not for us.
4½ Miles, 11 Locks in 4 hours