We re-arranged for today, but yesterday the forecast was terrible, so we postponed again - so after work last night I went home rather than staying on board Briar Rose. But by today, the forecast was much better, and after some to-ing and fro-ing we decided to go for it this afternoon. We rather sprang it on the owners of the boat, but they were very accommodating. It meant dropping everything at lunchtime, jumping into the car and heading north. During the journey, I went through every sort of weather: sunshine, rain, and even hailstones.
We met the boat at Atherstone, and worked it up a few locks for the photos. Fortunately the sun came out and the clouds were white and fluffy rather than grey and heavy.
I'm spending the night on Briar Rose, in order to break the journey.