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 Droitwich Spa Marina in Worcestershire we're able to cruise some of the most popular waterways in Britain. The Worcester & Birmingham, The River Severn, The Droitwich Canal, The Gloucester & Sharpness Canal 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). I CAN CONFIRM THERE ARE SHARES CURRENTLY FOR SALE!
I am having to place a watermark on the blog content as someone on Facebook is stealing photos and claiming them as their own. I wouldn't mind if they asked first and attributed it to my blog. If it continues I will name and shame them. I hope it doesn't spoil your enjoyment.
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Saturday, 9 June 2012
A 'New' Village
We were up at 7a.m. and were glad to see that there was no rain! However, there was still quite a strong wind, which was very cold. It was lovely to turn out of Wigrams Marina at 0920 into the peace and beauty of the canal once more. We cruised along to Braunston; it was rather busy there as it usually is, 'though probably very quiet compared to how it's going to be in two weeks' time, when the Vintage Boat Rally takes place! We shared five of the six locks, three of them with a small private day boat, with husband, wife and little boy on board. They had only bought the boat two weeks ago, so it was a new experience for them and they were managing fine. We moored for lunch not too far from the exit of the tunnel, in a lovely quiet spot and afterwards, hubby went to reconnoitre - hopefully to find the White Horse pub. Fortunately, he did - and we later had a lovely sunny evening's walk, about 15 minutes, from Bridge 6 towards Welton. This village was new to us and we enjoyed seeing all the lovely old houses and tidy gardens. We had a good meal at the White Horse, which is just past a pretty church. There is a very sad gravestone close to the roadside- photo enclosed. We met some residents walking along then and they told us that the story goes that the parents concerned had brought their family to the area for a picnic. Unfortunately, the poor boy got lost and the parents and rest of family went home without him. How sad.