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.

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Saturday, 21 May 2016

From Compton Lock to Rocky Lock

Nine miles and seventeen locks today, not bad seeing as that it's raining. It's very quiet about, not many walkers or boaters, I think I've seen five on the move, must be something to do with the wet stuff dropping out from the sky. Yes, it's been a bit miserable, but it hasn't rained all day, we even had sunshine for a short while.

On the way we went through Bratch Locks:-

These are unusual in that they're not in staircase, and there is actually a pound between them, albeit just a few feet in length. So where does the water go when you empty the upper lock? There are side ponds used as a temporary reservoir to contain the excess. This is then used to fill the lower locks.

After Bratch there is the oddly named Bumble Hole Lock (don't ask) which I'm sure gets abreviated by boaters and locals alike.

I kid you not!
We pressed on in the rain to Rocky Lock where there are some lovely moorings, really quiet, haven't seen another boat or walker the whole time we've been here.

In the morning, the Sun shone.

Rocky Lock

TQ in centre of photo.
It's so quiet here.


Zzzame old, Zzzame old!

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