We were extremely lucky to find most locks empty for us. A boat was following so we opened a paddle to empty the lock once we had gone up.
Progress was rapid to say the least. We got to the top in three hours, an average of ten locks an hour or one every six minutes.
Colin stayed a while as we discussed our future plans and news of a previous life while consuming Ann's home made soup.
Thank you Colin, we did well and enjoyed you visit. He then cycled back down to his car at Stoke Pound and drove home.