We felt we needed a breather after all that adventure so we moored up on the non tidal section and walked back to the lock keeper to buy our licence. We had a 15 day licence which set us back £128.00 (no food for a week then) We had some lunch and were going to set off again but the wind had got even worse. Good job we left when we did!!!!
So that was it for the day. They said the wind would drop in the afternoon, but it didn't, so we decided to stay put. We had a look around and found two good pubs which had some live music on in the evening. We could hear it all from the cratch on Derwent6, so we got out the beers and the cheese and biscuits watching all the trip boats too-ing and fro-ing past us all night.