Big birthdays are always special. This week my Uncle chose to mark his 70th with a sentimental journey down the Thames. He joined the Merchant Navy when he was a boy, at a time when the Thames had more trade than pleasure craft. We started by Cleopatra’s Needle sailed down as far as Gallions Reach, the point where ships used to enter the great London Dockyards, passing under Tower Bridge as well went. Happy Birthday!