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:
- Bark once for rocks dead ahead.
- Bark twice for another vessel dead ahead and
- 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!