Thursday, 27 March 2008

The plan was to go up to the boat early on Good Friday so that we could get all the jobs done and then take the boat out for a few days to make sure everything is working ok and also to try out the mobile phone connection. The trouble is no matter what you plan boating is affected by the weather even on canals. It was blowing a northerly gale with snow showers and therefore was flipping freezing. The photo above was taken at 07.15 on Easter Sunday, my first picture of BB in the snow, it had all gone by 10.00. We did manage to get all the jobs done but only managed a short trip out on the boat.

The only thing I didn't manage to do was test out the mobile phone/laptop/internet connection.The Orange signal around the marina is not very good at all and therefore on our way back from buying yet more bits in Northampton we stopped in a layby that had a good Orange signal. It logged on to Orange verified password but then fell over, after a lengthy call to Orange no progress was made I have to ring them again with access to a land line. Hopefully I can get this problem resolved before next week.