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BB Leaf at the Old School
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The BB Leaf roof is an underestimated canvas for a dramatic sky
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January 15th 2022<br />The Sky over the Hearth
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Robert Llewylln gets a replacement range extended battery on his very first generation Nissan Leaf...



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BB Electric went for a paddle on the Holy Island Causeway
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Rufford Ford next week?

I had to rescue my son and his girlfriend from St. Marys Island once, fortunately had the Xantia on max height.
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Just a paddle Steve didn't fancy a proper swim :-D



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Couple of ridiculous "strandings" recently in the news following our recent visit to holy island. Instead of waiting in the refuge one family abandoned their car and waded to the shore babe in arms. There is a current which flows through and across the causeway and their actions were an idiotic risk to take.

The tech is really "poor" at Holy Island but more than adequate. A few simple warning signs and notices telling people when the safe crossing times are. It doesn't need to be clever. It doesn't need automatic barriers to prevent idiotic drivers taking idiotic decisions at their own risk.

As well as wrecking their cars, for which surely no insurance company is going to pay out on if they have wilfully ignored the road signs, and safe crossing time notices, there is the rescue of endangered occupants , the unnecessary wasted time of the coastguard services and the removal of the broken vehicle from the causeway.

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Don't normally charge up to over 80% State of Charge, but today was a case of making hay while the sun shines.

The free vend is going to become an endangered species but there is still a little population of them in the Scottish Borders providing you have a chargeplacescotland card.
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When I started out on the electric journey 21,000 miles and 2 years 4 months ago. the back of my tab packet calcs had petrol at £1.25 a litre and electricity at a quarter of that. For the first 18 months the electricity was free at my most frequently used on-the-road chargers, and I did not charge at home one single time.

That was never going to last, and eventually there will be no advantage in running costs as road charging, taxation, and energy charges rise. I do expect there will be a petrol/diesel v electric differential in favour of electric continuing short term definitely, and medium term most likely.

So a tongue-in-cheek picture for the right here, right now. This is the differential now after converting my own miles/kWh into a litre equivalent based on 10 miles/litre. 17p/kWh at home and 35p/kWh at my most frequently used on-the-road chargers. Currently over the last 5,000 miles I have been getting 4.3 miles/kWh. Poetic licence in picture on the decimal places.
hypothetical price/litre equivalent of electricity as a road &quot;fuel&quot; in Northumberland.  Sample size 1
hypothetical price/litre equivalent of electricity as a road "fuel" in Northumberland. Sample size 1
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Today the BB Leaf's mileometer ticked over to 50,000 miles. I like to record such events, the product of innumerable random journeys both by us and for the 28,400 miles when it was owned by someone else.

So it was very nearly a literal on the border moment as 49999 appeared on a border bridge over the Tweed designed by the same bloke who did Eddystone Lighthouse....not the Robert Stevenson one but the tower before that.

Not to be. One mile further on at this village sign, the mileometer's transient display displayed the 50,000 reading captured here.
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Record broken in our 22,000 miles of owning the BB Leaf on our latest trip over the border...

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Off the beaten track. Bit of off-roading in the Ingram Valley.
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More electric off-roading In the land of the wide horizons
More electric off-roading In the land of the wide horizons
In unfenced road Country give way to wandering herds of cattle.
In unfenced road Country give way to wandering herds of cattle.
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Just shout, black pepper sauce! They soon move.
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