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.

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Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Day Three

Slipped the rings at around 09:45hrs. and headed off under the M5 and Offerton Locks. Six in all and spaced much like they are on the Tardebigge flight so we took it in turns and walked between locks. Arrived in Worcester and moored outside the Commandery. We then strolled into the City and did some shopping. First we bought a camera, a nice 7.1 megapixel from Argos and now we're looking for a child to show us how to use it. We went into Poundland, you never know what you might find, we found an all in one remote for the telly as our original doesn't work very well. This one doesn't work either because it can't find the manufacturers code number. Oh! well, it was only a pound. Wine glasses, 3 for a pound, we were down to our last, and a small torch for my tool box.

Later we took a stroll down to Diglis Locks. A lot of development has been happening here and it all looks a bit too new but its been done sympathetically and I'm sure it will improve with age. (A bit like me really).

I've been collecting wood on the way down and I needed a saw to cut it up with, so into Wickes and picked up a pruning saw which folds up like a very large pocket knife. Lin spotted Staples next door so we went into there for some photo paper for laser printers. You can't use ink jet photo paper in laser printers.

Today we've traveled 6 miles, 13 locks.

All the following pictures are taken with our new Canon Power Shot A470.

Our current mooring at The Commandery

Narrow boat approaching Diglis Bottom Lock

Which way shall we go?

The size of these locks is a bit daunting, they're huge.

Two boats swap places between the locks

Tomorrow morning we make passage through these locks onto the River Severn and turn to port (left for you land lubbers) and head for Sharpness. Lin reckons we can get to Gloucester tomorrow. I reckon we can get to Tewkesbury. We'll see.

As an aside, since we've moored here the Police and Ambulances have been up and down the whole time with all sirens blazing. Its now 22:00hrs and they're still wailing on and on. Hope we can sleep tonight, its one of the noisiest places we've moored for a long while.

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