Well it’s not the weather that’s been interesting! More rain and drizzle today. However being couped up all day inside the cabin starts to be come claustrophobic so despite the weather a walk was on the menu.
The interesting thing was our mobile data connection. We are back to tethering our devices (laptop, tablets, etc) to the smartphone using the ‘hotspot’ function. Our data allowance is unlimited on the phone but limited to 12,000MB when used as a hotspot. We’re using the old Samsung S1 3G phone running the original Android 2.3 operating system (the latest version is Android 7.0). After using using the hotspot for 3 days our remaining data allowance is……
It appears the mobile provider’s system doesn’t recognise we are using the phone “hotspot” function. I’m guessing the reason is one or all of the following:
- Obsolete phone
- Very old Android operating system
- Only using a 3G connection
Whatever the reason, we’re not complaining!
The afternoon walk was down the Farmer Flight in the drizzle. You might need a vivid imagination to visualize what it would have looked like 100 years ago.
Someone has obviously recognised speeding towpath cyclists are a potential hazard to pedestrians and a new pipe chicane has been installed since we last used the flight.
If the forecasted fine day arrives tomorrow then we may be on the move.