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.
You may have discovered that Waterscape have changed their mapping system to Google maps and personally, I don't like it. Theres too much clutter and not enough detail and its geared more for the motorist rather than the boater as it doesn't highlight the canals. But, by accident I discovered the old mapping system using the OS map topography here. Why its a secure site I'm not sure, however you can still use it at present.
Last night we moored up near the Crown, arriving back later than expected due to the fiasco with the fellow breaking down with his boat and then falling in the water etc., This morning we got up early and started packing. I cleaned the fire and Lin did whatever Lin does. Between us we made TQ look good, especially with the new carpet - nice. Later I did the daily checks and started the engine and then moved the 200 yards or so to the winding hole, turned TQ around and reversed back for the pump out and diesel. Then we loaded up the car and after that was done we were instructed to reverse back to the pontoons and moor up next to Willow. (She looks nice in her new livery). Then we cleaned the outside and when we finished it was a quickish sprint down the M42 and M5. Work tomorrow - roll on May.
This was moored behind us last night. Once it was somebodys pride and joy, alas, no longer.