It’s not all easy going, though. Del and Al are having it a bit rough, what with frost damaged heating, colds and thick ice. They attempted to head south the other day, but had to call it quits at Glascote. Still, the thaw continues, and the forecast for the rest of the week is for above zero temperatures.
We, the crews of Seyella, Moore2Life and Rock’n’Roll, are having a “council of war” tonight to consider the next step. We’re probably all going to be going in the same direction, at least initially.
We had to move a little today, anyway. The BW dredging team have steadily made their way towards us over the last couple of weeks. They’ve cleared the channel and approaches to the two locks down from us, and were ready today to have a go at Gailey Lock.
They’d advised us on Friday that they’d be moving up today, so first thing we shifted all three boats back about 100 yards.
Tomorrow or Wednesday we might actually move on, can’t wait!
I left you the other day wondering about a “new internet gadget” I’d to collect. Well we got it and it works like a dream. Since kicking Vodafone into touch and replacing them with a dongle based connection provided by 3, I’ve had far better connection speeds, always 3G, often HSDPA.They were offering 15GB a month for £15.99, so I rang to take advantage of the deal. The upshot was they sent me a free wireless dongle, so I don’t even have to plug it in!
It works up to 10 meters away from the laptop, so I’ve far more flexibility over where to put it to get the best signal. And still got my 15GB for £15.99. Good stuff. I just hope it’s as reliable elsewhere on the waterways. Time will tell….
Oh, and you’ll have noticed I sorted out the paragraph spacing problem I had on the last post.