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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Monday, 26 September 2011

We're in Peterborough with time to kill.

We left Wansford this morning in bright hazy sunshine and slowly meandered our way to the first of three locks, Water Newton Lock. This is a very pretty place and the waterside church even has its own boathouse.

Just imagine the Bride arriving by steam launch

Gate open ready to go in.

Going up srteam you needn't open the paddles.

Water Newton Mill
Next is Alwalton Lock. This is quite pleasant here too and there are moorings in the bywater right next to the lock.

The final lock today is Orton Lock. Here the first signs of the city are evident. there is a golf course on one side and Peterborough Yacht Club moor on the South Bank. There's a lot of boats here, all tied up and no one about. The Nene Valley Railway terminates here aswell. Onward and still quite rural, there's no sign of Peterboroughs river heritage until we get to the railway bridges.

Spectacular cast iron railway bridge over the Nene

We moored on The Embankment next to a Fun Fair (not good) and in the afternoon there was some very loud thump thump music noise, so we picked up our mooring ropes and moved up through the High Road Bridge. There's a few more narrowboats here but the mooring rings are widely spaced and its a job to find a place suitable. I've had to join ropes together in order to make them long enough to reach.

A parcel has been posted to arrive at Peterborough Boating Centre on Wednesday, so we'll have to hang around 'till then to collect it. It's a new Webasto heater.

We've not had any TV since we've been on board (the aerial has gone open circuit) and I thought I'd try out our new satellite system. I think, no I'm sure I found the dot in the sky, but the receiver says no. I'm going to need to work on the configuration.

More tomorrow.

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