Friday, 19 January 2007

And relax

Inevitably day follows night, summer follows spring, after war comes peace and the pope tends to be a Catholic. In this certain way so calm follows the storm. Yesterday Britain was battered by storms. Fearsome winds, torrential rain and high seas all conspired to cause utter devastation and in some tragic cases, death.

This morning, Rob McElwee, of the BBC Weather Centre, said the storm passed into Germany overnight leaving sunshine and some rain expected in the UK. And this certainly seemed to be the case in Swanage this morning, the sea was calm, the skies bright with superb visibility. A time for reflection and thought, of what was and what might have been.

I mentioned that Lizard lifeboat had been involved with the Napoli shout yesterday. I’ve since found out that Falmouth was also involved and have managed to get some more details and pictures. Their All Weather Lifeboat left its berth at 13:00 and set course for the casualties position 48 miles SSE of Falmouth. The lifeboat was able to maintain an average speed of 20knots in the poor prevailing weather conditions, thanks to the outstanding design capabilities of the Severn Class lifeboat. They were stood down when only half way there, on this occasion their services were not needed but they were there, ready as ever.

You say you'll give me
Eyes in a moon of blindness
A river in a time of dryness
A harbour in the tempest
But all the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you


1 comment:

Unknown said...

Holy ****!!!!

20 knots!! in storm force conditions!