So we left our mooring at Bate's Mill and Al walked up to the already empty lock. We went in with anticipation as everyone had warned us of the swirl you get going up in these locks.
We then took a lovely steady cruise through the very quiet woodland, it felt like a week day not a weekend. You could really see the corn turning now..
We got to Cholmondeston Lock which had four boats waiting to come up and it also has a café at the marina there, so you can imagine how busy it was..
We got to the next lock and it seemed so quiet, a boat had come out and we went straight in, and it just seemed to empty very quickly, so we were on our way.
This was followed by a nice steak with a glass of wine.......lovely!