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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Saturday, 7 September 2013

Locks - haven't done those for a day or two.

We left our moorings just after 09:00hrs and cruised our way to Marston Junction. Turning right we rejoined the Coventry Canal and headed toward Nuneaton where Lin decided she wanted a newspaper because it came with the tv listings for the week so we stopped between bridges 21 & 22 on the visitor moorings while Lin went shopping. Another stop later at Springwood Haven for some screws, grease and glue drew a blank as the assistant in the shop was in far too deep a phone conversation to be interested in what I wanted so I left empty handed. This means the unveiling of the switch panel cover will have to wait.
Onward through Hartshill and then to our first locks at Atherstone. Eleven in all and we were greeted by a friendly volunteer lock keeper who helped us through the first one. He could see we'd done it once or twice before so he let us go on our own for the rest.

Lin waiting for Lock 8 to fill.

Looking back at Lock 8.

TQ in Lock 9.
After the locks we were looking for somewhere to moor and we passed these at Grendon Dock:-

A restoration project for you?

Here's one someone did earlier.

Tonight we're moored short of Bridge 50 on the Coventry Canal.
And there's more tomorrow...

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