At 58 feet length, TQ (as we call her) is a steel hull narrow boat built by Colecraft and fitted out by Elton Moss Boatbuilders. Currently based at Aqueduct Marina in Cheshire we're able to cruise some of the most popular waterways in Britain. The Shropshire Union, The Trent and Mersey, The Llangollen Canal, The Four Counties Ring and Cheshire Ring and more.
Our friendly Syndicate decided to go down the Self Management route on 1st March 2012 and so far it has been very successful. Please visit the other pages in this blog to see the new Web Site and if shares are available for sale. (There'll not be many). I CAN CONFIRM THERE ARE SHARES CURRENTLY FOR SALE!
I am having to place a watermark on the blog content as someone on Facebook is stealing photos and claiming them as their own. I wouldn't mind if they asked first and attributed it to my blog. If it continues I will name and shame them. I hope it doesn't spoil your enjoyment.
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Friday, 20 June 2008
In the beginning...
We've been hooked on narrowboats since 1979 taking out hire boats once or twice a year as our pocket allows. Then we thought as we do this so often, we should find a cheaper way of doing it. Then we discovered the share boat schemes. After trawling through dozens of brochures from different suppliers we settled on Carefree Cruising for our boat. Launched in June 2005, Narrowboat Tranquility has seen many miles up and down the Trent and Mersey, the Shroppie and the Llangollen to name just a few. In May of this year (2008) TQ moved moorings from Sandbach to Alvechurch, so we now have the opportunity to explore areas new to us. In the offing are the BCN, Worcester and Birmingham, the Stratford, the Grand Union and more. These are tales of our exploits along the way and we hope you'll find them interesting.