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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Monday, 9 September 2013

Fradley to Willington, 16 miles & 10 locks, and The Great Unveiling.

Having been through Junction Lock last night, the first locks of today were Keepers Lock and Hunts Lock, just a hundred metres or so from where we moored. I was raining first thing so we waited for it to stop before making a move. Lin wanted to visit the Gift Shop which didn't open until 10:00, so we were away shortly after. It had, by enlarge, stopped raining by then.
The next village is Alrewas, a pretty little place with thatched rooves, immaculate gardens, and skipfulls of money, and it boasts four pubs for you to choose from. At Alrewas Lock the River Trent joins the canal and leaves again just a few hundred metres further on. Very benign at the moment, the depth marker is showing about 50mm below the bottom of the green section. Wychnor Lock is next marking the end of the river section and the beginning of the A38. What a racket, and this then follows the canal very closely for two miles and then it's not far away through Branston, Burton on Trent, Stretton and nearly into Willington. We thought we'd moor up somewhere near Bridge 24A but there were no pilings and the edges were rough, shallow and lined with big stones just under the surface so we were forced to go on to Bridge 22 where there are good pilings, the water is deep, the A38 is miles away, but the railway is close by instead. Oh! well, it's the best of all the evils.

Unusually narrow bridge without tow path

Approaching Burton on Trent, Branston Lock
Ahh! Beer and Pickles - Wonderful
And now for The Great Unveiling...

Here we go...

A bit more...

Ta Daah!
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That's all for now folks, see ya tomorrow.

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