Dodford -> Weedon

Dodford -> Weedon

Weedon Central. Or Weedon Bec as some people call it. New bypass So… The new bypass opened next to my lovely spot in Dodford. Come 6am, I could feel the rumbling of artic’s, and couldn’t get back to sleep. Here’s a picture of the new Weedon – Upper Heyford bypass. As you can see, it’s probably about 300 yards from my boat at it’s closest point. Didn’t fancy sticking around. I like my beauty sleep. It wasn’t the sound either,…

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Muscott -> Dodford

Muscott -> Dodford

I was here earlier on in the year opposite Cannah Mead Wharf, where they do the occasional bit of work. It’s kind of a nice spot, opposite the meadow. There are many birds in the hedges here. Solar is good. Phone signal is strong. When I got here, the C03 alarm was going off in one of the boats opposite and there was a couple of work boats moored behind me. It had been raining. When I arrived, the owners…

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Don’t get your Amazon Account banned before Christmas

Don’t get your Amazon Account banned before Christmas

Or so they say… Amazon has a return Police. Did you know that? Making ‘too many’ returns gets your account flagged, and eventually, if you continue, will get you banned. Since 2018, this seems to be an increasing common phenomenon. Getting your Amazon account banned; too many returns? This morning, I received an email. This is the ‘warning’ email, and in the UK, it’s sent by a .uk address called ofm@amazon.co.uk. The email I received reads like this: Subject: Your…

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Watford Locks -> Muscott

Watford Locks -> Muscott

Stopped for a couple of days above the locks at Watford. They have a 48hr mooring and it’s fairly close to the A5. Sound of the motorway is pretty overpowering. Buckby Locks After this, moved the boat down to the top of Buckby Locks next to the New Inn pub. Was there for a day. Until my crew arrived, which this time was my Sister, Kerri and her offspring. Offspring have grown slightly since the last time they were on…

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Yelvertoft > Watford Park

Yelvertoft > Watford Park

Still on the Leicester Arm, one stop up from Watford locks. The sound of the motorway is pretty strong round here. Apart from that, the countryside is idyllic. I’ve got some overhanging trees and the solar ain’t great. There’s some in the afternoon but I’m currently waiting for the sun to emerge around the trees. Here’s some pictures of the current spot. As you can see, I’m all alone this time. Crick Marina Had to stop off here for some…

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Top 10 Tips for Amazon Flex drivers

Top 10 Tips for Amazon Flex drivers

Christmas is approaching and it is the season to be on Amazon looking to take advantage of lightening deals and let someone else take the strain of delivering your freshly ordered goods to you. They say that in the logistics business, the last few miles of delivery are the most expensive. Amazon pays drivers from it’s own logistics department to complete deliveries that final few miles. This may be through their paid or contracted fleet, or it may be from…

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Yelvertoft -> Winwick in the Fields

Yelvertoft -> Winwick in the Fields

Close to the winding hole. That doesn’t really tell you much. There isn’t a lot here. As you can see, it’s faster than 73% of GB in terms of connection speed which makes life nice and quite with the advantage of the internet, TV and lot’s of solar. There’s not a lot around here.

Extinction events in Ashby st Ledgers

Extinction events in Ashby st Ledgers

Ashby st Ledgers, seat of the ‘gunpowder plot’ of 1605. I cycled through there yesterday on the way to Daventry. This is the manor house where the plot took shape. It was gifted by William the Conqueror around the dates of the Norman conquest to one of his subjects, Hugh de Grandmesnil. It’s a manor house in a classical style. The gunpowder plot was planned in the building you see straight ahead, the gatehouse, set back in privacy from the…

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Braunston -> Yelvertoft

Braunston -> Yelvertoft

Step 1: Braunston to Watford Locks Two flights of locks. One of them staircase locks at Watford.The other Braunston Locks. One that I’ve done a few times now. Braunston Locks are very tiring. And I was kind of happy when I found that due to water shortages, the Watford flight closed at night when the volunteers went home. Being staircase locks, only one boat can go through at a time. And the CRT like you to book ahead, (which I…

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