Tuesday, 6 March 2007

Pink bottom

I like to think that Eve, my eldest daughter, is no idiot. Though it is nice to have this affirmed. On a recent trip down to the boathouse I heard her asking, 'Daddy, why is her bottom pink'? Now this took me aback, not only had she noticed that the relief boat's bottom was anti-fouled (whereas ours is painted white), she had also picked up on the fact that boats are referred to as her or she! Not bad for a four and a half year old?

If you look closely at the photo you will also notice that on the transom it merely says 'Lifeboat' rather than 'Swanage Lifeboat' as ours does. It should not be long now before our boat is returned to us after her refit........sparkly, no longer bent and worn and fitted with lots of new bits we hope.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmm. Something isn't quite right about that photo...

Mark R

Anonymous said...

I'm reliably informed that the pass out for our boat is scheduled for Thurs 29th March. That means that we should have her back at the beginning of April so long as the pass out goes well, which they usually do. DT

lifeboatjohn said...

2 things...

Not sure what you mean Mark...the only thing I can see wrong is that the aerials are down (we launched from inside the boathouse).

Dave, great news, however, I don't have your faith re the pass-out.......I seem to remember that the last one we did together wecame home empty handed. nice bacon butty though!

Mark R said...

I thought that some Photoshopping might have happened to move the Ballard Down cliffs more neatly into the picture...perspective seems wrong? Or am I imagining it?

Cheers,

lifeboatjohn said...

Your imagining it! But I can see what you mean. Look at the angle of the slip on Multi-Map....proves it's no photoshop fake!