while I grapple with WiFi problems. We are at home and simply have no WiFi at all.
It's not at all annoying. We had one visit from a BT chap who said the the minimum speed BT guarantee is 12 something's and whilst he was here he measured 2 something's. So that is the situation, barely enough to power the phone and certainly not for two phones.
Another BT chap coming out ASAP.
So just now I'm having another bash at blogging on my phone which is just about okay as David isn't here using all the WiFi.
So where were we? Oh yes. Bunbury, well the next morning we set off in really lovely sunshine and it got better all day. David had already moved the car and cycled back so in the heat of the day we were never going to do a very long day.
This section down from Bunbury Locks is really beautiful, that is to say fairly open with views across, undulating low hills with cattle and sheep, but fundamentally it's May, all is fresh bright greens and very lush, my absolutely favourite month.
Another boat came into view behind us when we were already in the lock, I yelled to them are you coming in? Indistinguishable reply... Are you coming in I yelled again still unclear, but in I had emptied the bottom lock, this is to allow the water from the top lock to fill the second lock as you descend. So feeling a tad miffed that although a hire boat they were not communicating adequately,
"Yes" finally was a response...
They then completely hashed the approach after dropping one crew member so by this time I had refilled the lock, David was irritated by them not responding but worst of all the crew member didn't bring a windlass with her. From the stern of the hire boat came " Reverse reverse! FOR GODS SAKE!!!"
So now maybe twenty minutes or so after I had first called to them they were in the lock with the gates shut but due to the leakage the bottom lock had filled up. By now the the other two crews were off the boat but not one had a windlass!
I said well I'm going to need one of you with one of with one of these waving my windlass in the air, with that nothing... But the Anglo Welsh manager came out and he worked the locks with me.
Unknown to me David was talking to the helm, they'd been out for a week together and had not gone well, to such an extent the helm had been put off boating completely. None of the crew spoke but kept the eyes down walking in different directions.
I said to David later that I hoped they had arrived at Bunbury in separate cars.....
Finally the BT man came today. He says he's got the speed up to 15 somethings. He was originally from Jordan, he said the signal in this country is the worst in Europe. My daughter has said that in New Zealand last year when on her brother-in-laws boat three miles off land she gets a strong 4G signal, that would be nice n'est pas?
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