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Author: Michael Tyler

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Weedon Bec -> Gayton Junction

Weedon Bec -> Gayton Junction

Where the dear and the antelope play… Not so much as closer to the bin/toilet, town, coal merchants, motorway, supermarkets etc. All the things you’re going to want to be close to as the weather closes in. You can see Bonnie here on the right. Post Offices A problem round here is the lack of Post Offices wanting to do Post Restanté. The staff in Towcester seemed particular awkward. They get described as ‘miserable and un-helpful’ in reviews online. That’s…

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Round and about Weedon

Round and about Weedon

To look at the photo’s, you’d think there’s not a lot there. In fact, the canal is on an embankment which curves across the Nene Valley at canopy level. There are in fact other things in the village. Here are some of the other things in the village of Weedon. Tesco Weedon Handy Tesco about 300 yards from the canal at it’s closest point. Stock up on your beer and rolls here. Related Posts Weedon Bec -> Gayton Junction Where…

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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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To Winwick

To Winwick

Just for a look around. The tea rooms were open, but I arrived a bit late. This is a very small village, with some nice houses. I made my way back using the gated byways. Related Posts 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. Ashby st Ledgers Manor This… Bonnie Revival That’s right! The Bonnie Journey is to be revived. And…

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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. Related Posts Fitting flexible solar panels to a narrowboat This is a short guide to installing flexible solar panels to a narrowboat. Background I’ve lived on…

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