We left before eight o’clock for Watford Locks, not quite early enough though! The three C&RT work boats which passed us the day before had been left below the locks overnight and pulled out in front of us, bugger. Needless to say our ascent was painfully slow behind them. There were five workers, the lock keeper and us helping them, which made it a tad quicker. Lovely clear skies along to Crick Tunnel where we caught up with them again pondering their entrance into it. One said he had no lights, so stayed moored, then we followed the little tug through which was pushing a flat in front of it. Although we hung well back a fair distance from him, his engine noise was horrendous. It seems the other one then found a light to follow. The first one waited beyond the tunnel to let us pass and to wait for his mate. After we had moored, they passed us once more.