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, 21 December 2015

A shallow journey to Worcester

We slipped our moorings at around 08:30 this morning and wended our way toward Worcester. After negotiating the six Offerton Locks there was a small pound before Tolladine Lock and again to Black Pole Lock. We had a message from a passer by telling us that there was no water in the canal further ahead.
Sure enough it go very shallow after Bilford Locks and at Gregory's Mill Lock there were workmen clearing up having been repairing a culvert. We managed to get through the first lock but soon became grounded before the next. I had to let some extra water through the lock to get TQ floating again.
Through the lower lock and the water level was normal and we made it all the way to Lowesmoor Basin.

TQ in a packed Lowesmoor Basin.
We had a late lunch in O'Neils, mine was a Steak and Guinness pie with chips and peas, Lin had a burger with bacon and cheese. Both were very nice and for once the pie was a proper pie, not some minced beef in a bowl with a flakey pastry topping. I hate that, it's cheap and cheating.

Back aboard TQ, now and I watched a Fast and Furious movie while Lin fell asleep.


We'll stay here for a couple of nights and explore the City.

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