I Am Sailing

As those of you who follow this blog will know, my name is Kevin. Yesterday I received the following text from a friend who was, at that time on his way to France via cross channel ferry,

“Just leaving Harbour. Where told the captain’s name is Kevin. Should I be worried?”

My friend’s text made me smile as, being blind there is no way in which I could hold down the job of captain. However, giving the matter a little more thought I arrived at the following brilliant solution to how a blind man might captain a ship. My guide dog, Trigger is trained to avoid obstacles so why not teach him the following additional commands:

  1. Bark once for rocks dead ahead.
  2. Bark twice for another vessel dead ahead and
  3. Let out a continuous howl when the boat strikes submerged rocks or an iceberg.

Does anyone have the contact details for shipping companies please? I’m taking time out from my writing to apply for the position of ship’s captain. God save me and anyone else who sails with me!



8 thoughts on “I Am Sailing

    1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

      Thank you for the reblog and comment which made me smile. While attending university I did go sailing although there was always a sighted person (usually more than one) in the boat with me. I’m sure, as you say that Trigger would have great fun!

    1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

      Thanks for your comment Chris. So I will see you at the harbour, at 7 am sharp tomorrow. Don’t forget early bookers are entitled to a 40 percent discount, I can’t say fairer than that …! PS; don’t forget the life jacket.


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