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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Sunday, 22 December 2013

What a journey that was!

We set off at 06:00hrs and everything was fine to start with, the satnav was behaving itself 'til we got through North Petherton then it locked up. Lin reset it and it seemed to be working correctly. We know the way to Wigrams, we just take it for reassurance and if there is a road block for any reason it'll help on the detour. The M5 was quite busy with loads of lorries (it's Christmas, don't you know?) even that time of the morning, and by this time it had started raining. When we were nearing Junction 11a, our turn-off, our special guest started with "Are we nearly there yet?", on and on for the next few miles. The rain became heavy, there were floods in places and I nearly missed a turn-off despite the satnav telling me "In 0.1 miles, turn left", "In 100 yards, turn left", "TURN LEFT". The visibility was dire, I knew the turn-off was there somewhere, I just couldn't see it. Suddenly I could see it and copious quantities of braking just managed to slow us down enough to negotiate it. Then there was a moan from our special guest as if telling me off for going too fast. Of course she was right, dare I argue?

On arrival at Wigrams we unloaded our special guest and placed her aboard TQ and the first thing she did was find a place to hide - behind the Bubble Stove. And there she stayed until it became chilly in the evening and we really wanted (needed) to light it. We had to gently hoike her out which turned out to be easier than expected, then she was walking around all slinky-like, looking for another hidey-hole.

There was no rush to get away today, the plan was to stay here in the marina for the night and move out tomorrow morning, weather permitting.

Lucy spends most of her time doing this.

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