NB Honey loves rivers. In deep water, there is no bounce-back of her wake from canal walls & beds to slow her down, so a throttle setting that pulls 3mph on a canal results on 5mph on a river.
And we we met some very friendly, happy & helpful boaters at almost every lock.
It's been a good day. This evening, nice wine, steak & chips and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.