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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Thursday, 29 September 2011

You never know what you might see - CHECK THIS OUT...

When we left our moorings it was in thick fog, and there was a log jamb in the water next to us. A mixture of logs and weed had floated down during the night and parked itself next to TQ. No problem getting out though, and we made or way upstream in the fog toward Water Newton. The fog had nearly lifted by time we got there and the sun was gently warming the Autumn air.

Water Newton

Photos don't do it justice

Cobwebs in the lock gate
After Water Newton and in the distance we could see steam rising in large quantities. Its Thursday, the Nene Valley Railway can't be running steam today can they? They surley can, and what a surprise too.
Cop a load of this:-

Introducing The Duke of Gloucester

Apparently, His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester visited the Nene Valley Railway yesterday and today the locomotive was doing some photographic work for the railway enthusiasts. It can't be denied, this is an amazing piece of engineering, it has a weighty presence that I find is quite astounding. You can sense the power and ability even though it was only trundling up and back the line a few times, easy work for this giant. There are steam engines and there are real steam engines, this falls into the category of the biggest and best steam engines.

There are some quite nice properties around here.

This one's empty, probably for sale.

Very Wisteria Lane

Oh! look, two blokes wearing the same hat.
It's a sign to indicate canoe portage. There's a lot of this goes on down the Nene.

TQ moored near Ashton Lock
As the Sun sinks slowly in the West...
Its been another steaming (literally) hot day today, and it looks like tomorrow is going to be much the same. Red sky at night - shepherds delight, red sky in the morning - shepherds house is on fire!

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