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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Tuesday, 12 May 2015

A long day ending in a great night out.

We slipped our moorings at around 8 o'clock this morning and wended our way toward Hawksbury Junction. I see three of the duplex locks at Hillmorton are closed, and one of them has been drained. Boat damage I'm led to believe.

On the way we were hounded by a boater who coundn't wait to pass us, and we were not going slow. There was no one for miles and suddenly he was there on our tail. To be fair he did indicate to me that he wanted to pass so I pulled over and slowed on a straight and he managed to pass safely. He was gone in no time so without doubt he must have been going more than the 4MPH limit.

My back and legs were getting stiff due to standing for a long time so decided to let Lin steer the boat and I briskly walked the towpath for about a mile. I've been told to exercise in this way after a spine operation and I have to admit it did help. I'll do it again tomorrow.

We arrived at Hawkesbury, found a mooring spot and then had a cuppa and a natter with our friends Dave and Anne aboard N. B. Kernow. Later we had a meal in the Greyhound, washed down with a couple of pints of IPA. The food was really good and in ample quantities too. It's easy to see why they have such a great reputation.

Internet coverage is is excellent here, although there is only one bar on the scale it's 4G and I've not seen that before. It's lightning fast compared to our connection at home so I guess I'll be using up my data allowance sooner rather than later.

Lucy - still sleeping. zzzzzzz

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