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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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

What a lovely day!

Perhaps our fortune has changed, we don't get weather like this when we're aboard TQ. I woke at 05:00 this morning and left Lin "struggling" with her velcro back. A peek out of the side hatch revealed this...

A misty morning on the cut
After we had bacon butties for breakfast we slipped our moorings and pootled off up to wind between The Old Oak and Bridge 74. On the way we stopped and moored next to N.B. Kernow and had a chat with friends Dave and Anne and we planned to meet up again in Braunston tomorrow for lunch.
Once winded we wended our way (I should be a poet or a literary - on second thoughts nah! maybe not) back to somewhere just short of Barby Moorings by Bridge 75 and had lunch. I cleaned some brass in the afternoon and installed this...

A key rack to stop the coat hooks from being cluttered.
Later, at around 17:00 we made our way back and moored near Bridge 85 (we think).

Here's some more pix from today...

Barby Moorings gradually filling up but still not much in the way of facilities.

Looking back along the Barby Straight on the Oxford Canal.

I like to moor TQ up with a spring line...

...It stops speeding boats from spilling your tea and breaking your crockery.

I often wonder what goes on iside that empty head.

More tomorrow.

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