Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The River Wey

There's a handy water point at the holding pound, Klara filled her tank from it while we waited for the lock keeper to arrive for work and let the boats through Thames lock and onto the River Wey.

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.

Thames lock

New Haw lock.

We moored up at The Anchor in Pyrford to meet up for dinner with two of my brothers, sister in law & Daisy the dog. Later Nikita's bags were loaded into Mike's car for the journey to Gatwick.

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