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 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.
We make our plans using Canalplan AC, Waterscape maps and Stoppage list, and Google Earth. The Winter stoppages are imposing major restrictions on where we can cruise in February. Its to be expected, I suppose, we'd all be complaining if maintenance was carried out in the high season. A trip down the Stratford upon Avon Canal and I think we'll get as far as Bridge 27 near Hockley Heath as the Lapworth flight is closed for maintenance. This is only going to take a couple of days if we go back to our Alvechurch base, so we'll probably go to Gas Street Basin (or nearby) for a day or two as well and possibly take a trip to the Black Country Living Museum. Then it'll be back to Alvechurch.