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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Saturday, 23 August 2014

I cycled to Bridgwater Docks again.

It's becoming to be a habit. Here's the pix:-

Creech St. Michael

This is Cogload
 The railway splits two ways here, the nearest line and the line over the bridge goes to Bridgwater and Bristol, the line under the bridge goes to Langport, Castle Carey, Frome and Westbury.

Albert Street Cutting.
 A film crew was here recently filming for a new BBC drama series called Wolf Hall, about Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.
Victoria Road Bridge.

This is the bigger of the two locks onto the tidal River Parrett.

River Parrett looking toward Dunball and the Bristol Channel.
This way looking toward Moorland and Burrowbridge.

The smaller of the two sea locks was renamed in April 2005.

Stop planks fitted to prevent water loss into the Parrett

Winding gear to assist in closing the sea gates.

A volunteer clean up session under way painting the lock furniture.

Bridgwater Brick and Tile Kiln.
Clay was extracted locally and made into bricks and tiles. This is where the tiles on my bungalow came from. They're not available any more and only second hand ones can be purchased from the local reclamation yards. (If you're lucky). The kiln is now a listed building.

When the opportunity arises I'll do the Taunton end, though it's not so interesting.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

I cycled to Bridgwater Docks today...

The pix say it all...

Upper Maunsel Lock from the bridge

Lower Maunsel Lock Bridge
See the four concrete cappings?...
 During the war they were packed with explosive designed to demolish the bridge if Hitler had executed his planned invasion.

Lower Maunsel Lock

That's different!

Kings Lock - Yes, we have one down here too.

Standards Lock

Bridgwater Docks looking towards the River Parrett

Bridgwater Docks. B & T Canal is over on the far left.

On the way back through this walled cutting.

...And look who's here
 I stopped and had a chat with the people on board. Nice to meet you today.
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See, I do spell it right!