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.

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Thursday, 19 September 2013

The Full Circle, 16 miles and 14 locks to Braunston

Today we completed the Leicester Ring with a few days in hand to get ourselves back to Wigrams Turn. The day started with a shower, (it had not rained all night) then slowly cleared up to quite a respectable day, although the wind got up in the afternoon.

It's raining again - I feel a song coming on!

The first obstacle of the day came at Watford Locks where there was a queue, so we booked ourselves in at 12:05 to go down the flight and then waited an hour and a half before it was our turn, so we had lunch while we waited.

We waited...

....And we waited.

Eventually we were in the locks...
It's my turn this time.
This one leaks badly but it didn't affect its operation, all the locks here at Watford operate very nicely.

A leaker.
Seen along the way.
We made it to Braunston and moored up on the visitor moorings, after locking up the flight with a very nice couple aboard NB Dunslavin. It's so much easier with another boat in double locks, you can control the vessels and you don't need to rope up.

We had Jacket potatoes and chilli-beans for tea and then we went to see what had been done at the accident site which occurred here just before Christmas last year. The brick walls had all been rebuilt and a new lamp post has been erected but you can still see the track marks in the grass where the lorry left the road. I hope the driver is well again by now. Then we went in the Boat House for a pint.

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