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).

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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Thursday, 12 September 2013

Kegworth New Lock to Birstall 19 miles & 10 locks

We left Kegworth New (Deep) Lock at 08:00hrs and hoped to be at Birstall sometime today. Actually we arrived at 16:00hrs having traveled non-stop. It was a good journey, though some of the locks are hard work, but it's better when you find out by experience which paddles to open first depending on which side of the lock TQ is positioned. At Barrow on Soar there was a wide beam coming down the lock and we had to wait a little while for it to exit before we could get in. We've seen these from a distance and in passing but never really appreciated how big they actually are.
Barrow upon Soar hosts some very expensive waterside properties, and also these pretty cabins:-

There are some lovely week-end retreats here.

I bet they never come up for sale.

TQ at Birstall
For some reason we had a craving for chicken today, so Lin went shopping and brought back chicken and chips. It was delicious.

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