Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Nearly there

The forecast looked OK this morning, though it was cool enough for us both to put fleeces on. We got away about ten past seven again and had a good run through to Branston, most of the locks with us and not much traffic about until nearly the end. One boat we did cross with was Rooster's Rest with Terry and Pam on board. They were coming up Barton as we got there and remembered that we'd had a long chat at Stone the other year.

Must say their memories are better than mine! I recognised them and the boat but couldn't have told you when we last saw them. Anyway, it was good to see you again, good cruising, folks.

As we arrived just before ten, the wind started to get up and has been blowing quite strongly since, with the odd splash of rain to boot. We managed a walk round the lake after lunch but otherwise have been lurking on board. Strangely, the 3 signal was fine when we got here and is still showing three or four blobs on the iPhone now, but the data connection has slowed right down since three o'clock, not something we've seen since leaving these parts.

The implication is that they are data throttling round here but not elsewhere in the country.

Sheila has asked for chicken tagine tonight. It's so long since I cooked it, I had to look it up in Practically Cooking On Board. Coming back to that book, I'm quite impressed with the job I did of it. I'm really not sure why it didn't sell better than it did when we offered it on Amazon.

Tomorrow, on into the marina unless the weather turns nasty overnight.


Tom and Jan said...

3 make no secret of the fact that they "throttle" data between 3-12pm. The data network is also slow during school holidays and on weekends.

Bruce in Sanity said...

That's right, but the curious thing is that we saw no sign of that whilst on the Staffs and Worcs, but often suffer from it round here. A matter of population demographic, perhaps, or the contention for the local masts in the Burton/Derby area.