A new dimension through blogging?

Someone asked today whether blogging has opened up a dimension which I wouldn’t have found otherwise. Here is the perfect example.  I am sitting in the south in glorious sunshine.  Zulu is sitting in Birmingham (I hope!!) and this weekend I hope to be able to continue our journey through to Hatton on the Grand…

Tyrley to Brewood

Wednesday 30th December It’s been a long cold wet winter day today and I didn’t see the Shroppie at its best, with endless muddy towpaths and biting cold easterly wind across the exposed embankments which forced us to crab along mile after mile at 45 degrees to the bank, just to keep moving forwards. Therefore…

No internet on the Shroppie

Lack of posting this week has been due to total lack of any form of internet. Middlewich Branch to Waverton over four days: 20 miles 14 locks (including a little to-ing and fro-ing). I have an iPhone, T-Mobile 3G and Three 3G.  Moored at Beeston for a couple of days I could get no signal whatsoever…

Wifi in Finland and Estonia

Changing the subject from life on board slightly, this week I have been on holiday.  Not quite as exciting as our last trip to Moldova and Ukraine, but still off the beaten tourist track.  We flew last week to Riga, capital of Latvia, travelled overland to Tallin in Estonia and flew back yesterday from Helsinki,…

Three 3G – update

Yesterday I made public my dissatisfaction with Three for taking my 10 pounds but charging me £1 per megabyte before I could convert it into a month’s Mobile Broadband. So it is only fair to tell you about their follow-up to a complaint I sent by email. Last night – within 24 hours of my…

Three 3G? Don’t do what I did!

No T-Mobile coverage today so I decided to activate my Three 3G PAYG service. Plugged it in, connected it up and as expected no websites are available except the Three website itself, where you can pay your ten pounds and get a months worth of internet access, or so I thought. I hadn’t registered a card…

Just like T-Mobile but better

Well I have had a lovely day yesterday playing with my new iPhone and felt the urge to review all my old tech stuff, so taking a look at my T-Mobile mobile broadband invoice at £44 flat rate for unlimited throughput, (which actually means 10Gb per month according to the small print), and comparing it…

Two of everything now that I have Three

I have to be online daily, as whilst I lead a nomadic life, it can only be paid for by occasional bursts of activity on various computer systems which are usually too far away to visit.  The internet bridges the gap – I can usually put things right wherever I am, as long as the…