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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Wednesday, 13 May 2009

What a dirty day...

...And there's more to come tomorrow. Drew back the curtains this morning to find it heavily overcast and it wasn't long before it started to drizzle. By the time we got under way it was drizzling hard, and we had 12 locks to go through to our planned overnight stop. As we were a little ahead of schedule for today, we decided to stop off at the Eagle and Sun at Hanbury Wharf for a light lunch. Mooring here was easy, there was a space right outside, but then we noticed there was a coach in the car park and our fears were realised when we went in. The pub was full of (ahem!) senior citizens in for their weekly carvery. There was a very long queue for the bar and all the tables were occupied or reserved. So it was in one door, out the other and back to TQ for lunch. That done we got under way again and soon came the first of the six Astwood Locks after which came the water point opposite the Boat and Railway. No, we didn't, but we did fill TQs tank with water.

Seen in Astwood Locks, six canoes tied in pairs and full of school kids...entering the lock!...this rings alarm bells to me, but who am I to question it.

Six locks left to go and at the first I spotted this lovely garden. Someone had made a really good effort to create something nice out of what could have been a piece of waste land.

A super little garden

We moored up between the Queens Head Inn and Tardebigge Bottom Lock ready for the flight tomorrow morning, and because the weather forecast is bad - very bad - early. (How early? I'll let you know tomorrow).

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