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‘The Galley Hatch’ Restaurant — A Fabulous Dining Experience In Hampton, N.H.

by Anura Guruge


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This is going to be our new go to dining place in Hampton — even though it is not on the beach, but in town. Does not matter. The fabulous dining experience and great people more than make up for not being able to see the sea.

Kind of a serendipitous discovery for us. We usually go to the coast on New Year’s day — either Portsmouth (and surrounds) or Hampton — which also happens to be our wedding anniversary (I savvy enough to have go married then so that I was unlikely to run the risk of forgetting). Last year we went to Hampton, found this delightful place  ‘on the beach’ and had a great time. Got to know them and liked it so much that we made 3 special trips during the remainder of the year (though it is a 90-minute drive). Then they inform me that they will be closed this New Year’s Day. I was not amused. We asked around and some folks from Exeter told us about the ‘Galley Hatch‘ and assured us that we will like it. They were right.

Very congenial place. I like the set up and the well-kept fish tank was a bonus. I am a sucker for good fish tanks in restaurants (probably because I rarely eat fish at restaurants).

A menu right up our alley. They had some good specials. I can’t be 100% sure but I think that was a special, Greek lamb burger I had — sans the bun.

The staff were exceptional. Very nice folk. We had a good time.

The desserts and sweets were something else, though as some of you know I do not imbibe in my old age. I am still brown from all the chocolate I ate when I was young. Deanna brought some carrot cake home.

Definitely going back. Yes, I will gladly make the drive. Looking forward to it.

That we were treated to a spectacular sunset as we were leaving seemed like an omen. A match made in heaven.

As is my wont, and since it was our anniversary I was slightly dressed up. Nothing too fancy. Just a bow tie, black sweater and an old jacket. But, suffice to say that was slightly more fancy than most of the other men.

At ‘The Galley Hatch’ — a selfie, myway, using a mirror.

So, one of the waitresses suggested that the next time we come we might want to go their more ‘upper scale’ sister restaurant — Tinos — upstairs. They even wanted us to go upstairs and check. We did. Very nice. But, I liked ‘The Galley Hatch’. So next time I am still going downstairs. Maybe I won’t wear a tie. SMILE.

Anywho … if you are in Hampton (New Hampshire) check it out. You will not be dissapointed. You will, as is invariably the case, thank me for the recommendation.

Oh, the main men’s room has an interesting configuration. Nothing wrong. Just amusing. Cracked me up. Definitely check it out too. SMILE.


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by Anura Guruge

Very Communal, Zero-Privacy Men’s Toilet At The ‘Galley Hatch’ Restaurant In Hampton, N.H.

by Anura Guruge


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We went their for dinner on New Year’s Day 2020 — which also happened to be our 17th wedding anniversary. It was good. It had been recommended to us and they were right. Great place. Good food. Great atmosphere.

But, this men’s room was a HOWLER. I kid you not. I talked to the manager (a very nice gentleman) about it. It was to accommodate the handicap access laws. It has been like that for 18-years. Cracks me up. You would think an architect could have come up with some other configuration.

Mind boggles. Don’t think too much about it. SMILE.


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by Anura Guruge

MetroCast High Speed Internet Delivering 190Mbps On My 150Mbps Service, In New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge


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The above actual screenshots from (Netflix) Fast.com was on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, on what was my 150Mbps Metrocast Internet service.

I check my Metrocast Internet speed, every morning, with Fast.com, before I start doing any work on my PC. I just want to make sure everything is copacetic.

So, I do my test, hoping to see 140 to 150Mbps, I get 190Mbps! Try again. It even flirts with 200Mbps, then falls back to 190Mbps,

I am impressed. I am happy.

I am NO stranger to Metrocast bumping up the Internet speed with no warning and more importantly, NO INCREASE in price.

In 2015 it was 75Mbps, and I was thrilled to get that speed.

In January 2016, with no fanfare, they increased the speed to 105 – 110Mbps. I was over the moon.

In January 2017, again with no notice, they hiked the speed up to 150 – 160Mbps.

OK. I waited and waited in January 2018 for another hike. Nada. I was crushed. I wrote about it.

Then, in mid-April, this.

Not complaining. All good. I am happy.


I do have a TDS 45 Mbps service IN ADDITION to my ‘190 Mbps’ Metrocast — as a backup. I use it to drive my Roku 3 streaming.


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by Anura Guruge


MetroCast: Getting 150 Mbps Downloads On My 105 Mbps Service; Game On With TDS.

by Anura Guruge


Actual screenshots from (Netflix) Fast.com & Speedtest.net
on my 105 Mbps Metrocast service
between 1:00 to 1:45 pm Sunday, December 18, 2016.

With TDS now offering 1,000 Mbps in Alton
I knew that Metrocast would bump-up their
speeds — as they did January 2016 & 2015.

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I do have a TDS 15 Mbps service IN ADDITION to my ‘105 Mbps’ Metrocast — as a backup.

Right now I do not plan to upgrade to the TDS 1 Gigabit. I will wait to see how others fare. I am happy with the MetroCast service — especially if it will be at 150/160 Mbps.


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by Anura Guruge


MetroCast Maintains 105 Mbps In Alton (N.H.) During Saturday Night.

by Anura Guruge


With any cable-based Internet access system the crucial question is whether they can maintain the promised bandwidth during peak usage on the cable — Saturday nights invariably considered the busiest time on cable.

Last year, when I first got 75 Mpbs from Metrocast, I was anxious to see how MetroCast would come the first Saturday night. They passed with flying colors.

Ditto this year with 105 Mbps. Typically, as is Metrocast wont, I would get 107 Mbps. But 105 Mbps at 11:30pm on a Saturday night is not bad at all since I am also sharing the bandwidth, as I write, with Deanna and Devanee both using the Internet. So MC is probably still delivering close to 107 Mbps. This is good. Very impressed with MetroCast. They have come a long way.

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Click to ENLARGE. Using ‘gstnetworks.net’ which is my ‘goto’ speedtest. 105.78 Mbps download, 12.19 Mbps upload. That is GREAT.


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by Anura Guruge


Metrocast — Central New Hampshire: Scheduled Maintenance To (Prep Us For Our 105 Mbps Service).

by Anura Guruge


** ** Monday, January 18, 2016: I already have 105 Mbps,
from Metrocast, in Alton, NH! 
** **


Post re. Metrocast 105 Mbps service for us on High Speed Ultra.

Though they don’t spell it out I am 99% sure that this 4 ‘nights’ of maintenance is to implement the 105 Mbps.

This is in case YOU did not get the e-mail from Metrocast.

Do not panic. I do, for my sins, work beyond 1 am (every night) but I will take a break these 4 nights.

I am so happy and excited about getting 105 Mbps from MC (though I also get 15 Mbps from TDS as a backup). Here is the FUNNY thing. My TDS, as it has always been, is DSL/Fiber to the house. Not shared. So my bandwidth is NOT support to fluctuate. Metrocast, being cable, is a shared Broadband access methodology. That means my bandwidth should fluctuate when the load on the cable, say when everybody is watching TV on Saturday night, increases. Well, I monitor BOTH my Internet feeds quite regularly. Metrocast’s 75/77 Mpbs is ROCK SOLID, 24×7. TDS fluctuates like the New England weather. 


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by Anura Guruge