Captain's Table

Mark Austen

2017.03.17 - Birthday

This is the sight that greeted me this morning after I had woken up and gone down to the kitchen.

As you can see I have reached yet another milestone, 60 years of age. Amazing! Tina has kept up her tradition of getting a child's card and amending it and the note in the card from my parents reminded that I am now eligible for a free bus pass.

It's enough to make you feel old!


The bus pass would be quite useful if there were any busses around here. Well there is one. It comes down from King's Lynn turns around when it gets here and the returns to King's Lynn. It visits all the villages in the area in both directions and runs every other Tuesday.

It doesn't really, it runs every hour or two as it takes that long to go round the countryside on it's journey.

The annoying thing is that there is no public transport that goes south of here. If I want to get to Littleport I'd have to get the bus north to Downham Market and then the train south to Littleport. It would probably be quicker to walk the 7 miles.

These are the presents I received all for use on Naiad.

A battery charger power from a USB port. It can take between 1 and 4 AA or AAA batteries and I have a USB output on the electrics box in Naiad so this is very handy.

A pair of 7x50 waterproof binoculars. These do not need focussing, you just look through them.

Stainless steel cutlery.

And a set of kitchen knives and a peeler.

Each knife comes in its own plastic sheath making these very safe on a boat as long as you keep the sheath on when not using them!