10 miles 7 locks
In order to beat the forecast rain we set off just after seven again. Two other boats moored near us had the same idea. So there was a convoy of three heading for King’s Sutton lock. We were number two. Soon after the first lock the leading boat caught up with the single hander that had passed us at 6:30. So by the time we got to Banbury there were four boats. Luckily the two in front of us both stopped in Banbury, so we made better progress after that.
The weather gradually deteriorated during the morning and by the time we reached Cropredy it was cold and wet – such a change from last week.