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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Sunday, 8 September 2013

Such a frustrating day.

We were under way at 08:55, a bit late for my liking, but Lin (bless her) has a Velcro back. It was a lovely morning, chilly with mist on the water, and the sun blazing. Polesworth was our first town followed by Amington where we stopped for Lin to post a couple of letters. Then to Fazeley where we took on water at the junction. From here on we were on tick-over nearly all the way to Fradley as there were boats moored every 1 to 2 hundred metres - not worth opening the throttle for. Then, when it came to looking for a mooring there was nothing available except between gypsies, and either there were no pilings or it was too shallow to get close enough to the bank. We ended up going on to Fradley Junction, turning right and through the first lock on the Trent and Mersey Canal where we found a spot just big enough for TQ at around 17:30. To make up for a bad day (relatively speaking) we decided to treat ourselves to a meal in The Swan Inn and very good it was too. No nonsense, half a chicken and chips and peas at £7.50 washed down with a pint of Abbot - delicious.
Sorry, I can't load up any pictures tonight, even though the connection is reading five bars on HSDPA (High Speed Data Packet Acquisition) (What's that smell?), it's too slow, it just sits there after having taken ages to upload then does nothing.
More tomorrow...

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