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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Saturday, 9 May 2009

We're here

A cold and windy start but not as windy as yesterday. They said on the TV that gusts of up to 45mph were recorded and is expected to die down for today which in fact it had. Made it to Sharpness, but there isn't much there, apart from some outstanding views across the estuary. most of the designated public moorings have been turned over to private, although there is plenty of mooring space before you get to the docks junction. We found the water point on the right immediately before the private moorings. The Cats Whiskers a Dutch Barge featured on TVs Waterworld was moored next to the water point.

This is what much of Sharpness looks like

And this is the view across the estuary

We saw this stunning tug built by R. W. Davis and Son. We want one!

Typical bridge keepers cottages dotted along the G & S

After we filled with water at Sharpness, I had to do an unusual maneovre to get TQ away from the quayside because the wind was holding us against it. First I had to tie the bowline to a post on the quayside and release all other lines. then engage forward gear and full rudder to move the stern out into the canal with the bow pressed against the quay. When TQ was about 90 degrees to the quay Lin released the bowline, jumped on board and I engaged reverse gear and pulled away from the quay. About 30 feet out I engaged forward gear and full rudder and proceeded back toward Gloucester.
We're moored in exactly the same place as the night before last, just South of Llanthony Bridge on the G & S Canal.
Tomorrow is going to be a gruelling journey, all the way up the Severn to Worcester, 30 miles upstream.

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