Tuesday, 30 January 2007


All sorts of people give generously to the Lifeboats. Paul Bedford is one of these. He joined the crew some years ago with the intention of going to sea on lifeboats. For whatever reason Paul decided that this wasn't for him and has since then trained himself up to be our Winchman. This is without doubt a thankless task most of the time. When recovering in a heavy sea it is doubtless the Winchman's fault when things go wrong. Heaving in too fast, or heaving in too slowly, it could be either. Despite this Paul constantly returns for more. Like the rest of us, I guess he gets as much out of it as he puts in.

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