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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Wednesday, 5 May 2010

From Black Boy to Cape of Good Hope

Another good day today, we were away by 07:00hrs even after spending an excellent evening in the Black Boy with Anne and David and being the last customers in the pub at chucking out time. We haven't done that for a few years.

Our trip to the Cape of Good Hope was hard work, Shrewley Tunnel was very wet and every lock on the Hatton Flight was against us. We passed a boat coming up the flight, but the next lock was still against us. There was a boat going down ahead and they were not prepared to wait for us even though it would have been easier for them as well as us and could have saved water in the bargain. We're moored on the visitor moorings opposite the Cape of Good Hope and we walked the mile to Tesco, did some shopping and walked all the way back and then we went in the pub and had an excellent meal. Lin had a beef burger and chips and I had sausage egg chips and beans. Well deserved after a hard days' work so burger the calories.

Shrewley Tunnel and the unusual separate towpath tunnel

Inside Shrewley Tunnel

On the Hatton Flight

I don't think this has moved since the last time I photographed it

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