Friday, 13 June 2008


Just as I pulled into the drive last night Jo ran down the road jesticulating wildly. Not that this is in itself an unusual occurance mind you! After a few moments I twigged that her pager had just gone off and that we had a shout on our she jumped and we drove down to the boathouse.

Martin and Rob were both away so Dave took the boat and, due in part to the nature of the job we took a relatively in-experienced crew. We arrived on scene just off Anvil point about 5 minutes later to find a 35ft yacht with damaged rigging and engine failure. To compound his problems he had anchored and got his anchor stuck!

Matt and Kev jumped aboard and tried to free the anchor. This didn't work so we attached a tow rope and tried to pull the anchor free that way. This didn't work either so we cut his anchor rope, bouyed the end then towed him home to Swanage where we put him on the lifeboat mooring. No doubt he will soon be on his way and continuing with his journey.

You know you make me wanna (Shout!)
Kick my heels up and (Shout!)
Throw my hands up and (Shout!)
Throw my head back and (Shout!)
Come on now (Shout!)

(The Isley Brothers)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an interesting life, I go kayaking often but never thought of working on the sea