Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Internet booster aerial

You probably remember me moaning about the poor quality of the internet signal we've had over the past few months. I can manage without phone signals but feel totally lost without the internet, which we use to keep in touch with family and friends as well as shopping and banking.  Back in the spring we bought a very expensive aerial which we were told would solve all our problems. As we'd bought it on-line we had the usual 14 day money-back guarantee which was a good thing as it was absolutely useless!

Roger kept researching other aerials all over the summer, before finally deciding on THIS ONE

He's mounted it on a pole which fits onto our top box, but it works almost as well when it's just laid down for travelling.

We've been using it for about a month now and it hasn't missed a beat. We haven't found anywhere yet that we couldn't get a decent signal, even here on the Ashby canal which is a notorious black-spot for both internet and phone signals.

It's been another crisp but sunny day, so we set off fairly early (10 ish) and cruised up to the end of the canal at Snarestone. We filled up with water, dumped the rubbish and had a long chat with a nice lady from the Ashby Canal Association before turning round and coming back to Shackerstone. Mark on the coal boat Calisto had recommended the Rising Sun pub here, so we popped in for a pint and lunch. The food was really, really good. I had steak and Guinness pie which had more meat in it than I'd cook for the two of use and which was meltingly tender. Roger had fish and chips which he said was the best pub lunch he'd had for ages. It's definitely one to mark in the book for a return visit.

The only other moving boat we saw today was this one.

They said they were 'electro fishing' and had a large tank inside the boat filled with large fish which we thought were Zander

1 comment:

Les Biggs said...

Seen them along the Oxford and they are trying to get rid of the Zander.