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, 9 December 2011

TQ after wash and brush up!

Last day on TQ until March.
We couldn’t believe what a nice day it was, when we looked out, after all we’d heard! Blue skies, fluffy clouds and sunshine.. Wonderful! We were working Wardle Lock at 1030, then stopped to fill up at the water point round the bend. Nipped over to the Kings Lock chandlery as we couldn’t find any Brasso on board . (Had tried another shop previously and the young chap at the counter said, ‘Brasso? What’s that?’) As the weather was still good, we stopped after Kings Lock so that the captain could continue with the cleaning of the exterior of the boat after all the rain yesterday afternoon. We had lunch there and left at 1320, when we could see very dark clouds gathering not too far away. The wind was still very gusty and the boating was a bit tricky at times, but we were very lucky as the rain, though chasing us, did not catch us until nearly three o’clock. It wasn’t too heavy then until we got to Crows Nest Lock, where we also had sleet and hailstones! After we had tied up at Elton Moss at 4pm, at the end of our holiday, the heavens opened again and we’ve had more showers this evening. All in all, it was a good trip and we enjoyed it. We were extremely lucky that the weather wasn’t far worse for us; we were definitely in a part of the country that missed the extremes of the weather.

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