The reptiles...one word...awesome!
Saturday, 18 August 2012
Friday, 17 August 2012
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Sunday, 20 May 2012
Thursday, 12 April 2012
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
So the boat has been delayed on it's exercise looking for the wrecked hull of a yacht which has been drifting along the Dorset coast for the best part of a week.
This has now been found and brought under tow into safety. Well done boys...
Meanwhile, back in the Boathouse, the boys wait patiently with all the gear ready for the boat to return.
So, while both boats are away at sea, those remaining behind work through a variety of training scenarios. Tonight this includes a fair amount of practise with the heaving line (trying to hit a bucket). Well done to Roydon who is the only one to manage so far!
Sunday, 5 February 2012
Today we had a new one taken as there have been many changes to the crew since our last one. Paul(Shilo), one of our resident photographers, generally takes ours and, while he is a great photographer (and excellent gardener), he finds herding lifeboat crew a challenge!
However, despite the freezing cold wind, in a pretty short space of time, he had us licked into some sort of shape and the deed was done. Hopefully it will come out well and, in years to come, we will look back at it and reflect on the crew we were in and the experiences shared.
Incidentally, somewhere in the back row is hidden Gav's lovely young son Harry. We didn't know where else to put him while Kim was pulling the trigger on the camera, so, we hid him behind one or two of the larger crew (I won't mention who!)