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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Friday, 23 September 2011

The best day so far.

The exhaust is holding up nicely and the sun shone for most of the day - and it was warm with a lot less wind. First things first and Lin did some shopping in Wellingborough and posted a parcel while I washed up the breakfast dishes. When she came back we left our mooring and made our way to the first lock of the day, Wellingborough Lower Lock. This is unusual in that there are two ground paddles on one side and none on the other.

This viaduct is known as High Rail Bridge
 There's some spectacular scenery on the Nene and some secluded places too.
Big sky country

Seen at Rushden and Diamonds Football Club
 Take no notice what any of the books tell you, there is nothing here for the boater. In fact we're lucky to have moorings, and this goes for most places along the Nene. The books say there are moorings with services in many places, but in reality very little of it exists.

Irthlingborough Lock - Deepest on the Nene
Winding me wheel
It has to be said the weather has really made today, this doesn't happen to us - ever, so lets hope tomorrow is similar. I've just checked the forecast and it bodes well, although windy at times, and Wednesday is going to be sunny, 26C and 14mph winds from the South. No, that can't be right.

Tonight we're moored on the first public moorings we've seen with water available. It's at Islip on a little backwater very close to the main road bridge and only big enough for two narrow boats. Also, across the road is The Woolpack, (nothing to do with Emmerdale), where we had excellent fish and chips, two for less than £10.00. Might call in on the way back.


Anonymous said...

The deep lock is Irthlingborough.

ketro said...

Thanks Anon,
I've placed it in the blog.