On our way up here there were a couple of very low bridges that we just got under . After a day of rain the level had gone up a bit so it was a case of getting as much weight as we could on the front of Inca to lower her in the water. Unfortunately it didn't work and we caused a bit of damage to our cratch on the journey down the river.
The locks on this river are some of the fiercest we have ever encountered and going up some of the locks could take up to 20 minutes. The problem is that most of the top gates only have gate paddles, so there was a real danger of the boat flooding if the paddles were opened too quickly when going up in a lock.
After a good 6 hour cruise we ended up above Walsham Gates flood locks, the same place we moored on our first night on The Wey. Tomorrow will be an early start as we make our way back down to Weybridge and down The Thames towards Hampton…..