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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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The longest day. 18.5 miles, 24 locks.

We left our moorings at 8:20 in brilliant sunshine and headed into Stourport. Through York Street Lock and onto the CaRT facilities for water. Once filled we proceeded through the "drive through" marina, and turned left toward the first of two pairs of staircase locks.

Stourport Basin

Just entered the second chamber of the first staircase locks.

Waiting for the lock to empty.

Almost empty.
 Finally we were on the River Severn, and what a contrast to the last time when we came up, cold, wet and miserable, but this time warm, bright and sunny.

Approaching Holt Lock on the Severn

A Typical Severn scene.
One of the few bridges.

There are some nice houses along the banks, this one is at the
entrance to the Droitwich Barge Canal.

Looking back up the Droitwich Barge Canal as we passed.

Approach to Bevere Lock.

I couldn't resist this photo.

The Severn Railway Bridge in Worcester.

Worcester Cathedral above Severn Bridge (if that's what it's called)

Just for laughs.

Bits revealed.
We found a nice quiet spot to moor near Bridge 25, it's not far from the motorway and we can't hear it at all.

Lucy's had a belly full of tuna...

More tomorrow...

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