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.
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Sunday, 27 March 2011
An early start, and a new colour scheme. (KLT)
The alarm bleeped its pesky racket at 04:30hrs this morning and bearing in mind the clocks jumped forward an hour overnight, we had packing to finish, although we did most of the packing yesterday. By six o'clock we were on our way to Sainsburys to fill up with petrol and I have never spent so much on one tank full at £78.00 and I'm told its the cheapest fuel for miles. Had a good journey up to Sandbach, no hold ups or road works, although we stopped in Michael Wood Services as the trip computer was telling us to check the oil level. I did check it and it showed nearly full but not low. I bought 4 litres of Castrol GTX which added £20.00 to the £675.00 service bill of last Tuesday, and poured in about a litre. That stopped it. Arrived safely at around 09:00hrs and proceded to load TQ. We were soon ready to go and headed South along the Trent and Mersey Canal, and twenty locks later we've stopped at Church Lawton just South of Church Locks on Public Visitor Moorings. Its very pleasant here and there's excellent TV and 3G reception. Here's some pix of the new livery:-
Todays location, Church Lawton
Moored just above Church Locks
Near Hassall Green
Oh! By the way, unlike our last trip, everything is in good order and working well.