Monday, 30 January 2017
Outbound it works at Folkestone terminal. It works in the tunnel on the way to France. But as soon as the train popped out of the tunnel in France, the signal died.
In the middle of a conversation of course.
My wifi scanner can see no sign of Eurotunnel _customer. Nothing. Nearest is Cité Europe Wifi Gratuit but that is out of range. Not a big deal as I only have a few minutes to finish my conversation and head off down the A16
But on the way home. .. .
It's Sunday lunchtime in Coquelles, and no sign of a signal from Eurotunnel wifi. My wifi scanner detects a free wifi for Flixbus, and sure enough we pass a bright green Flixbus parked up outside the passport check place. But we are past too quickly - the terminal was the quietest I have ever seen it.
Eurotunnel told me when I raised this before that they were very busy in the run up to Christmas and New Year. I'm sure that's true. But I think that some numbskull has accidentally unplugged the wifi router in France and that's why it isn't working.
Thursday, 5 January 2017
Is there hope? Perhaps there is. Teresa May has appointed the three leading Brexiteers to run Brexit. At some point they have to deliver Brexit. If what they deliver is very obviously a pile of poo, can the rest of the cabinet go along with it? Can the House of Commons go along with it ? Can the British public go along with it?
Tuesday, 3 January 2017
It's a bit foggy
Well it's a lot foggy actually
And it's freezing fog.
The A16 autoroute was fine until we got past Boulogne. Then the mist turned to fog and I slowed to 90kph.
Then we came off the motorway and onto the dual carriageway. A car passed me doing maybe 100. That was the last vehicle I saw. He faded into the distance.
Turn off the main road and I'm down to 45/50 kph. This is now a winding country road, up and down hill as we cross the valleys which bisect the hills of northern France.
And at last I turn into our lane. We open the gate and I reverse in. The gravel path has a fine sheen of ice on it - I've never experienced slippery gravel before.
I manage to bring in the luggage without falling. The heating is on. I open the beer. It's good to be back.