Lock keeper was on time at 09:00, we paid our fee, the Wey is managed by the National Trusts, as card holders we get a 10% discount.
Leaving Thames lock the cruise passes through smart urbanisation's that are Weybridge & New Haw under the artistically spray painted pillars( I hate graffiti but this stuff was better than most) holding up the eight laned M25. Once we are beneath Murray's bridge the landscape is open meadow and woodland's.
I get into a tranquil mood almost entering into a trance by the water, greenery, sunshine & shadows. The spell is dramatically broken beneath a bridge when FL's bows met the opposing bows of a tooting narrowboat. I slam the gearbox into reverse but the prop didn't bite in time for the bows not to kiss. All boaters can tell that you can cruise for hours and the only other boat coming down the line will be met at a blind bridge.