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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Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Good progress

What a day, just over eighteen miles from Bridge 87 North of Braunston to Bridge 11 North of Anstey on the Oxford Canal, and what glorious weather, fog early morning followed by brilliant sunshine and some welcome cloud this afternoon, and this evening, broken sunshine. Boating doesn’t get better than this.
Sloes and blackberries are in abundance and we’ve seen bunches of huge blackberries weighing down the thorns and sloes like bunches of grapes. I tried to get TQ in close to some blackberries but the canal was too shallow but I think we’ll be doing some picking soon.
Here’s some photos from today:-

Looking back at Hillmorton Bottom Lock
Unusual sign - Kent Road leads into Hillmorton
Makes a pleasant change from graffiti.
Steam tug Adamant
Inside Newbold Tunnel.
A sign of the times or neglect? The lights inside the tunnel are gradually failing, there being only four out of the many remaining intact. Why the lights were fitted in the first place is a mystery to me but I’d think it was part of CaRTs (formerly BW) attempt to waste money on being arty. The lights are turned off at dusk till dawn to encourage bats.

As the Sun sinks slowly in the West...

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