next day, I took a train to the docks at Landsend, where HBC ships used
to depart for Canada --when trouble struck... Having
had one too many of these.>>>> in
the name of "research" the night before ... I fell asleep on the
train from London to Gravesend and woke up one GPSMAP76S and
one digital camera lighter, both of them having been lifted from
the seat beside me during the siesta.
kind of a long story... the camera was out because the plan was to use the
time on the train to learn how to work it (it was new because the previous one
had been stolen on another junket ... another story) and the GPS unit was out
because I'd forgotten to put my watch on that morning so, with its incredible
satellite timing system, I could see on the MAP76S exactly what time it was, in
addition to all kinds of info about where we were in the train, how fast we were
going etc. etc. Alas, as I set these on the seat beside me and dozed off, someone
came by, picked them up, and that I'm afraid was the end of that.
that's my second Shaggy GPS story in as many years ... [see James Raffin's First
Shaggy GPS Story] losing one unit through the ice to the fishes on
the Peel River and one to some light-fingered Son of a Perch on the train
from London to Landsend! "