Saturday, 31 July 2010

She's here...

So, after a considerable journey and no small number of emails and phone calls, the 'William Riley of Birmingham and Leamington' is finally here. Now we've just got to work out how to pull her around town and row her! In any case, for the moment she looks wonderful parked up at the Middle School....

Friday, 30 July 2010


And they just keep coming...towards the bottom of the M3 we passed the 'William Riley" on a Low-loader heading for HQ in Poole. Hopefully Deasy will then tow her over to Swanage tonight ready for the Carnival procession on Sunday.

They're everywhere!

So we are heading home on the M3 and pass yet another lifeboat.  This time it is Margate's Mersey 12-20.  Our own, 12-23 was out again last night, this time for a shorter trip. Looking forward to getting home...

Thursday, 29 July 2010

No getting away from it...

so, I'm in London with the family for a mini cultural break but of course there is no getting away from lifeboating...I might have missed last nights shout but I still got to witness a bit of action here!

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Quick bit of assistance...

The ILB has just launched for a quick job in the bay...not sure what it is, yet but probably not terribly epic.   Keep you posted.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

I'll shout.

The ILB has just launched to assist three swimmers in the water.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Cameron's Christening

This Afternoon we've all been busy at the Christening of Chad and Jane's son Cameron.  The weather held and there were loads of folk dressed up for the occasion.  Even the pagers managed to stay quiet!