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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Sunday, 17 May 2015

I'm chuffed and l'm having a day off.

I changed the oil and filter last night, so that's one more job done leaving me free for today.

We're on our way back and we've stopped in Shackerstone to take the steam train to Market Bosworth and Shenton. The railway station is only a couple of hundred yards from the canal, but not well signed, we had to guess the route.

It's a lovely trip to Shenton where we walked up to see the battlefield where King Richard III was killed. The memorial on the hill is nice as is the visitor centre, although a bit commercialised, it's nicely presented.

Our ride back was in a 1960s First Class carriage with passenger compartments and a corridor, all a little care-worn, but respectable. I remember this type of carriage from when I was a little boy and Mum used to take me to Bristol to see Grandad. Happy days.

I don't know what coal they're burning, but it ain't half smutty. 

I think (If I remember rightly), the engine is No.8303

All photos courtesy of Linda - Thanks Lin.

We're going into the Rising Sun this evening to sample their fayre.
Life on the canals doesn't get much better than this.

And I can confirm The Rising Sun in Shackerstone is well worth a visit. Excellent food and ale, witty banter in the bar and more peaceful in the restaurant.

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