Saturday, July 29, 2006
Is the Captain blind !? yes !
A blind woman has celebrated her 75th birthday by taking the helm of an Irish Sea passenger ferry for part of its crossing from Wales to Ireland.
Blodwyn Phillips has completed a series of fund-raising challenges for charity Guide Dogs.
Mrs Phillips, originally from Whitford, near Holywell, said sailing a ship would "complete the set" after flying a plane and driving cars and a train.
She piloted the HSS Stena Explorer on its Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire sailing.
Mrs Phillips, who has been blind since birth, said she decided four years ago to raise money for Guide Dogs after the charity had been "very helpful" to her.