We left the bottom of Napton flight at around 11.00am and joined the queue of six boats, which took us a hour to get through the locks, before the rain came down hard. We were waiting at one of the locks and we were holding Derwent6 on the bollard on the centre rope waiting to go in. The lock gates were opened both together fast by a hire boat and the wave pulled Derwent6 back. As it pulled on the centre rope it pulled us on its side and there was a loud crash inside. All the cupboard and drawers had flown open and all the plates had fallen out of them, smashing them on the floor. A lesson learnt we think. After picking up the pieces we wended on our way. It wasn't till 3.00pm when the sun came out and Bernie took the tiller, and with no further damage, due to the fact it was so busy... It was 6.00pm when we got to Fenny and we got water and was then lucky to get a mooring. We had something to eat at the Whalf before retiring back to Derwent6, Match of the Day and bed.
A Smashing Day, don't you think!