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VOD: The world’s craziest fairground rides

VOD: The world’s craziest fairground rides

After the spate of recent accidents in the past few weeks.

Crazy fairground rides

The case of the American – James Young killed when he tried to recover his mobile phone from the path of an oncoming rollercoaster.

That coming on the heals of the French slingshot ride at Luna Park, known as the reverse bungy which bungied itself into the scaffolding of the supporting scaffolding.

I really am not surprised.

These rides are really so dangerous, in fact crazy.

The World's craziest fairground rides
The World’s craziest fairground rides

You need your head read to go on them.

Weedon Bec -> Dodford

Weedon Bec -> Dodford

Or thereabouts.

In the fields really.

Very nice and placid.

It’s nice being able to draw the curtains and not have gongoozlers look onto your boat all the while.

I have some nice orchids growing outside my window. It’s close enough the I can see the insects moving up and down the stems. Closer to nature, I guess they say!

A45 Weedon Bypass

Has been completed. Last November to be exact.

Flowers of conciliation are now growing across the earthworks.

Weedon Bypass A45
Flowers grow on the Weedon Bypass A45

It was definitely noisier last year when their were less plants to absorb the sound and vibrations.

Can hardly hear it now.

Flore -> Weedon Bec

Flore -> Weedon Bec

Moving up past the waterpoint and sewage farm.

More into the center of the village.

Solar

Since putting the solar panels and buying a new PWM controller for the portable panels, I’ve only been having to start the engine to move the boat.

Solar PWM controller
Solar PWM controller

What I used to have to do every morning for 2 hours. I now do only every other week for about 1 hour.

What’s left is free energy.

By 6pm at night, there is a lot more left, meaning I can watch TV and do those other things I want to.

By 9am the next morning, the batteries are full again.

Who can say this isn’t good value?

Government increases tax rate on domestic solar panels to 20%

The government is trying to discourage people from using these by increasing the VAT on them to full rate, whilst a VAT reduction remains for other fossil fuels energy items such as gas, diesel and coal.

Goods or servicesVAT rate
Electricity for domestic and residential use or for non-business use by a charity5%
Gas for domestic and residential use or for non-business use by a charity5%
Heating oil for domestic and residential use or for non-business use by a charity5%
Solar panels for domestic and residential use or for non-business use by a charity20%

Just shows how serious our government is about renewables and climate change.

Thankfully, I’ve got my panels now and I won’t be paying this charge.

The charge comes in in October, so it’s time to getting fitting your panels now.

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-solar-panels-vat-government-fossil-fuels-sian-berry-a8906361.html

https://www.michaeltyler.co.uk/fitting-solar-panels-narrowboat/

Nether Heyford -> Flore

Nether Heyford -> Flore

Or Stowehill, whichever way you want to see it.

Moved into the bad weather. Been buying logs and coal.

Mooring here is on pins, technically, but I managed to get chains behind the railings.

It’s opposite the campsite.

Silencing the ‘Truth’ movement

Silencing the ‘Truth’ movement

They don’t believe in the Lunar landings.

9/11 was an inside job.

The world is run by a elite cabal of bankers, industrialists and investors.

Most tellingly, Sandy Hook, (and any other shooting or atrocity), is an action by the state to control the people.

Chemtrails?

Weather weapons?

Islam, femenism, homosexuality?

They’re all out there, and they’re there as mechanisms for the state to control the people.

So say Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan, and Milo Yiannopoulos and Laura Loomer in varying degrees and with various different slants.

Facebook bans Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan, Milo Yiannopoulos and Laura Loomer from it’s platforms

 

 

 

 

Now Facebook has deemed these people as ‘Dangerous’.

Technically, not in breach of Facebook’s TOS.

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Blisworth -> Nether Heyford

Blisworth -> Nether Heyford

Just moving the boat.

Last stop was Gayton, before I put it in the marina.

There’s one possible stop, near Anchor Farm, then straight through to Nether Heyford, because stopping at Bugbrooke isn’t an option.

Easter Weekend

It’s Easter Weekend, possibly the most busy time for hire boaters.

Began washing Bonnie yesterday – cleaning all the winter grime off with a scrubbing brush.

Took me 3 hours to do the roof.

Still got to do the cabin, gunwhales and decks.

Day 40: Tadopani -> Pokhara

Day 40: Tadopani -> Pokhara

The end of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, for me.

I didn’t want to walk back through Gorepani (Poon Hill), and Ullari. All stuff I’ve done before.

I cut my loses and took the bus back to Pokhara.

The bus from Tadopani to Pokhara

I’ve been around South America, europe and Asia on buses. Bumpy bus rides along precarious roads are nothing new to me, but this bus trip from Tadopani to Pokhara was 10 hours of travel HELL.

Just bumps, spine jarring bumps, corners, stops and starts right the way from Tadopani to Beni. About 5 hours.

It was actually very physically demanding.

About 3 hours in, we were stopped by roadworks.

These Nepalese roadworks are of a special variety.

They’re pictured above.

Pokhara

When I did get to Pokhara, I discovered my hotel had emailed me telling me my room had been overbooked and I had no-where to stay.

Happy days.

Day 38 – 39: Tadopani

Day 38 – 39: Tadopani

Took a couple of rest days at the bath town of Tadopani at Dhaulgiri Lodge.

Internet didn’t work, but it was fairly comfortable.

I had my own little hut, water wasn’t hot, but charger worked and I had enough space to spread my stuff out and kick back a bit.