I had a bacon roll for lunch,bought some fire lighters from Hadar, some fudge from the fudge boat, and walked back down to Briar Rose. I'd seen Allan Jones and his newly repainted boat Keeping Up at the top lock, and they were at the water point at the bottom lock when I arrived, so we were able to have a longer chat.
I needed to run the engine to charge the batteries, so thought I might as well combine that with giving myself a change of scenery. I set off at about quarter to three, and moored an hour later in my usual spot just before Bridge sixty two.
3.5 miles, 0 locks. (25.5 miles, 2 locks)