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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Friday, 15 May 2015

What a day, and so much better than yesterday

The fire stayed in all night, I loaded it up with a few coal briquettes to keep the chill off. This morning I threw on a couple of logs and it kept going for most of  the morning, at least until the Sun warmed things up a bit.

We were moored just after Br. 6, and at Br. 8 there was a large piece of timber broken away from the side. Originally held to the bank by two feeble chains, one had broken free and the other end was floundering in the bridge 'ole. Some careful navigation required.

At The Lime Kiln we filled the water tank and Lin did some washing at the same time in order to use our water to best efficiency.

Taking on water at The Lime Kilns, Br. 15

The grass is greener.
Through Hinckley we passed the Triumph Motorcycles factory, an almost completely anonymous and very large shed.

An anonymous shed apart from the name plate.

I noticed at breakfast this morning we were getting low on bread, well it just happens there's a farm shop at Br. 23. We moored up and Lin went in to pick up a few odds and ends. Guess what.... she forgot the bread, saw it there but was distracted by other goodies on display. So I went in to buy it, needless to say I wasn't distracted. They have a Camping and Caravanning Club site there as well which appears to be very well looked after.

Sutton Cheyney Wharf was quiet today, usually it's packed with gongoozlers, I guess it will be on Sunday. The garbage was disposed of here and the drinking water was topped up.

Having traveled about 14 miles today we're moored near Congerstone and there's less than six miles remaining to the terminus and that includes a tunnel. How exciting is that?

Just outside the window there are a couple of hares feeding off the grass.

They're in the centre of the photo. Click/tap on the photo to see a larger version.
How do I know they're not rabbits? The ears are too long and they're black tipped.

And Lucy?...

Same old - same old.

More tomorrow.

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