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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Monday, 15 September 2014

The Taunton end of the B & T

I'm going to let the pictures tell the story:-

The Obridge Viaduct.

The original replaced by the new and nasty.

Another new bridge - for the North Taunton Link Road.

Firepool Weir

Firepool Pumping Station... a listed building... to these new apartments.

3 & 4 Bedroom Luxury Apartments - not for me, thanks.

Firepool Lock.

We have vandals down here too!

Old redundant canal equipment.

The aftermath of the wino's picnic...

...absolutely no respect whatsoever.

Now onto the River Tone where Somerset are playing Middlesex.

The Town Bridge.

In times of flood I've seen the water up to road level.

Back on the B & T, it's good to see it being used.
Just through the bridge on the right is the building where I work.

The Somerset Space Walk.

You wouldn't want to live here.
The Space Walk spans the whole length of the canal and is centred by The Sun at Lower Maunsel Lock. To give you an idea of scale, Neptune, represented by a stainless steel ball about 75mm diameter, is minuscule compared to the 2.5 metre diameter, 14 tonne concrete Sun.

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