six eyepatches for £1 at Poundworld. Snip off the thin elastic and change for thick stuff, some double sided tape on the rear and cut out a slightly larger disc of black foam, job done. It’s very very useful for keeping the non observing eye open when observing.
It followed a hopeless quest for eyepatches, ” we’ve run out”, Boots. ” We don’t do them” , Specsavers. The skull and crossbones cut a piratical dash for hunting the treasures of the deep, arrrrgh ! Old Nick.