Today started out as drizzly and breezy. We debated about staying put, but with being beside a high bank, we decided against it.
Shifford Lock had a Lock Keeper on duty which was extremely helpful as it is the fifth deepest lock on the Thames and the deepest manual lock with a drop of 7ft 4ins. I was a bit worried as when the Lockie opened the sluices (why are they sluices on the Thames but paddles on the canals??) and the water gushed in but, in fact, the boat hardly moved.
It has been such a grey day, I so hate days like this. Tomorrow could be the same, but it looks as if there might be some sunshine on Saturday.