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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Monday, 11 July 2011

NB Submarine?

Catch-up time again.

On Friday we stayed at the Braunston mooring. In the morning we did some cleaning inside and out, in between showers- that is, of the heavy rainfall variety- and managed to finish off polishing the outside of TQ.

After lunch we took a walk into the village. Went into two chandlers but unfortunately neither had the appropriate bulb to fit over the bathroom mirror. Got a newspaper, but missed the coffee shop/Poppy's Tea Rooms by two minutes, drinks and food not served after 4:30pm. We were lucky to be able to see the interior of the church even 'though it was then about 4:45 as the secretary had just gone in to do some photocopying! Enclosed a photo of the church inside, Also of one of the very pretty cottages and the old timbers exposed on the end of another. Had a meal at the 'Boathouse' on the canalside, which was good.

Saturday was our last day on the boat and it was a lovely day, nice and warm with no showers. We cruised along the Oxford and stopped in a quiet place, (plenty of good mooring available on a long stretch), for lunch and to start getting packed up etc. Passed this sunken boat- and another half-sunk on the other side of the canal. Back to Calcutt, filled up with water just before the Top Lock, helped with the locking for Dragonfly (CC) and another boat before going through ourselves and tying up in one of the only two spaces available at that time. After a chat with Dragonfly's owners we got to work finishing packing as much as we could and transferring it to the carin preparation for Sunday morning. Had a meal on board and reminisced about our lovely two weeks! Our next trip on TQ is supposed to be in December.....

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