Day 12, Weybridge to above Coxes lock, 1 1/4 hour
Thought to double check the time we're booked up the Woodham locks tomorrow and it's 1000, not 1100 as I'd thought, so it seemed prudent to make a start tonight as Jim doesn't really do early mornings. The Wey locks are quite demanding to operate as firstly the gates are left open on leaving and both these were against us. They're wide locks but you have to use both gates even for a single boat to avoid damaging the wooden gates; likewise you have to use ropes to keep the boat away from them, and you can only cross at one end. So I'm glad we've got two if the three required under our belt before the morning.
Winding paddles the right way first time
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