When it doesn't however, it's a right old pain.
Since Andy used up my 4g allowance on my works phone before we came, I quickly arranged for a new mifi point on EE with 32gb of data a month... It HAD been working perfectly then for some unknown reason, the other day, it decided to stop connecting to the internet... well I say "unknown"...ahem... cordless battery powered devices work well - assuming an idiot remembers they DO need charging. IT simply didn't register that it kept turning off after a few seconds because the battery might be flat.
Right then - with that cleared up, what's been happening in the last few days? - well, we eventually settled down in Gargrave for a sunny evening watching hire boaters come through the first few locks and then panic. We recall that feeling well. 6 hire boats in all made it that far in their first afternoon of hire from Skipton... all roughly at the same time which did mean a little bit of chaos but it WAS well spirited and they all were having a lovely time.
Whilst we were up in Gargrave, it occurred to me to get in touch with a couple we met briefly the year before last (eek) when we'd accidentally stolen their long term mooring space when they'd gone to get some water. It turned out, they'd bought their boat from the same place we did so it'd have been nice to tour each others boats and swap stories. AS it happened, they weren't around on the Friday but could call in on Saturday afternoon. We'd planned to head back to Skipton anyway on Saturday for a pork pie and tour of the castle so they arranged to call in late afternoon.
WHAT was the weather doing on Saturday? - raining of course (again) so after a couple of hours chugging in the rain we moored just after Gallows bridge
We did however, buy some hot pork and apple pies - they were lovely.