Oh boy did it rain last night and every now and again the wind would howl down the river and rock us like mad. I was still reading and kept on reading until it all calmed down. I don’t know if it did it again as I had taken a sleeping pill (I was determined to get some sleep). However I was woken up at 7.15am by a boat going passed with a barking dog on it – I did go back to sleep though.
Just after Burnt Mill Lock is Essex Outdoors which looks a pretty amazing place. It was very busy on our way up but looked pretty quiet today.
We went to the Jolly Fisherman for a meal – well we are moored outside and it would have been rude not to! It was an OK meal but I wouldn’t recommend it I’m afraid.