Saturday, 1 September 2012

The Big One (21-3)

Saturday 1st September 2012


A dark morning with heavy overcast did not bode well. However by lunch time the sun had broken through and we went for a walk into Castleford. First port of call was the T-Mobile shop where we purchased a new dongle. I asked if any of the available dongles had an external antenna socket fitted. The learned answer was no. However, on getting back to the boat and reading the dongle information sheet. I note that the Huawei E3131 dongle does have an external antenna connection fitted to it.

Whilst I was standing in the shop waiting to be served there was a woman purchasing a mobile phone. The phone was to be on a contract for two years. Then the sales person got around to selling an insurance policy. The woman said the phone would be covered by her home insurance. The salesman not satisfied with that started to question the detail of the home insurance policy. The lady said I don't want or need to spend another five or six pounds a month on insurance. "It will be £8.99 a month" said the salesman in a very matter of fact way. 

So the lady rang her husband and explained the conversation that had just transpired. The lady then said "no thanks" and the salesman said "you don't have to buy insurance if you don't want." The lady said, "it's no thanks to the phone, Phones4U are only next door, so I will go there!" Priceless!

A relaxing day spent sat in the sunshine. Reading my Kindle and having a beer. Very few boats were on the move today. Sobriety was one of the few to go past. A Humber Keel dating from the early part of the 20th Century. Sobriety was built in 1910 at Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 

Daily Total
Miles: 0.0
Locks: 0
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 0.0

Accumulated Totals
Miles: 1161.2
Locks: 846
Swing / Lift Bridges: 154
Tunnels. 22
Pump Outs: 13
Engine Hours: 2413.7


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