The forecast rain came overnight so we woke this morning to a warm dry day. Eric still had his jumper on but no coat. We decided to go up a few locks and stop but that didn't happen as the lock pounds were very low and we didn't fancy sitting on the bottom with tilted boat. So we ended up doing seven locks including Bascote Staircase locks. We climbed slowly up just opening one gate and working one side paddles, a boat caught us up at the staircase so we waited for them. We moored up near the aqueduct before Little Itchington and will stay put tomorrow as I need a rest day before the next flight of eight locks. Ben enjoyed his nice long walk without a lead as there was nobody else about.
We tucked in to shepherd's pie for tea.........a much better day today.