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).

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Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Made it to Worcester

I'd better start where I left off - last night in the Bridge Inn we had a superbe meal, bearing in mind it was Monday, and Monday night is CURRY NIGHT. Well, its gotta be dun, annit. And we had a really good chicken curry served in a stainless bowl with a rice tower on a plate together with a poppadum. It didn't look too large on the plate but we found it quite filling. Afterwards we had a cheese platter with biscuits. All this and two rounds of drinks came to £20.40. How cool is that?

A dull day, but hey its not raining.

Anyway, Tuesday, and it started a bit miserable with a light drizzle early on and remained dry and cloudy for the rest of the day. Pulled away fron the Bridge Inn at around 09:00hrs and got into Worcester by 13:00hrs, after having done twelve locks, four of which were flooded making it difficult to open gates.

Top pound full to overflowing into the lock. Can't open these gates until the level drops.

Lower gates and again overflowing into the pound.

Pulled into the Viking Afloat boatyard and I turned TQ around while Lin went to find someone to ask permission to stay the night. No problem, and it was 0.15p/foot length for secure moorings. The man said we were the first boat movement here for weeks. So we moored alongside one of the Viking fleet, and then went into the City for some shopping. Incidentally I forgot to bring the card reader with me so I'm not able to upload any photos until we get home. Tried to get one today but they were all silly money. Ihave some photos taken on my mobile phone so I apologise for the poor quality. The Internet connection is so slow it takes about 5 mins to upload a photo, and thats the fastest it will go, so no more photos 'till we get home - sorry.
Off to Diglis Basin tomorrow to fill with water and to 180 (turn around).

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