Locking whilst under the influence
Later in the evening, around dusk, the second cruiser came screaming along the canal from the direction of the lock. Going past Yarwood they attempted to turn the boat and hit first the bank then a moored boat and then the bank and boat again before scrapping past us again. Nine or ten aboard this time, way over the safe limit for the vessel and all quite inebriated. Off they went again towards the lock, happily shouting and squealing as they then attempted to lock themselves down onto the River Trent and Derwent Mouth.
Presumably they made it.