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, 28 December 2013

We have moved...

...out of the marina and turned left, yes left. That's the second time we've done that, the last time was down to the winding hole just before the locks and back some two years ago. This time we've pushed the boat out (sorry) and navigated all the way to just beyond Marston Doles. The locks, although old and in need of repair, are not too heavy, and nearly all of them were in our favour. It seems a bit odd to be going up locks on the way down to the Thames, but there is the River Cherwell in between which supplies this part of the Oxford Canal. The weather has been very kind with bright sunshine and light winds, but I think it might decline slightly tomorrow. Not to worry, we'll still press on to Banbury.

We didn't meet another boat on the way here, now that we're moored up three have passed all heading in the same direction, one of them is a hire boat (Kates) from Warwick. Looks like Banbury is going to be chocker.

Out in the sticks near Priors Hardwick

I tired, I had a hard day.
I thought we were going to be on our own tonight, but just as I'm typing this another boat has moored in front of us. I don't know what it is about us that makes us a people magnet. When we go away in our caravan we can (and have) pitched in an empty field and straight away, someone will pitch next to us. Not only that, but someone else will pitch the other side - guaranteed - and that has happened on too many occasions.


Brian and Diana on NB Harnser said...

We were probably one of the three, we followed a boat called Blue on Blue and the Kate boat was following us. We are now at Cropredy and like you heading to Banbury. We met 3 boats at Cropredy heading north, probably back to the new Cropredy Marina

kevin t said...

Hi Brian and Diana,

Yes, you were one of the three, we tried to catch up with you but you have more staying power than us. We stop around mid afternoon as the cold is getting to us. Nice to hear from you, if you're stopping in Banbury, maybe we'll catch up.

All the Best,