Despite all the rain over the last few days the water level is down a bit on this stretch of the Regent's Canal, but I've seen a lot worse. The wire in the top left of the photograph is my broadband connection which I have to remember to disconnect before setting sail. Then it is Three on my mobile for £5 a month, which works ok floating in the city, even for blogging, but could be a problem in some country parts of the waterway-net.
• Pocketsurfer3 by Datawind sounds like a mobile internet solution that is better than a mobile. 30 hours usage a month for the first year is
included in the £199 price, and you can get lifetime unlimited use for a one
off fee of £59.99. The only problem is that the stockists listed on the site do not have any Pocketsurfers; Ideal World is out of stock, and Maplin is only selling the Datawind UbiSurfer Netbook for £149.99 with a similar 30 hours a month deal. A big plus for those with a sub-primer credit rating in these harsh credit crunch times is no credit check is required for this interesting mobile Internet deal, but don't blame me if it is all too good to be true, because I have not tried it, yet.