Sunday, 21 January 2007

Busman's holiday

This is the lifeboat College:

In the absence of a lifeboat exercise, the Gilmours decided on a trip away this weekend. The lifeboat College in Poole is quiet this month so offered crew and station personnel the chance of a cheap nights stay in the College. It certainly saved on trashing the house!
It is impossible to find fault with the College. It is a truly inspirational facility which provides A++ training. In a short time it has become so well established in the training regime that it is hard to appreciate how we got by before.

There are a lot of boats there for use on courses, including a number of recreational craft to simulate shouts.
A fleet of old 'D' class lifeboats if you ever wondered what became of them after retirement.
And several of these purposeful craft for yachtmaster type training.

Well worth a visit if you ever get the chance. Oh, and the fillet steak was very reasonable and excellent.


Anonymous said...

Huh? A holiday? You only live eight miles from the College...

Mark R

lifeboatjohn said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again......I'm a fundamentally sad person!