Saturday, 25 September 2010

Wish you were here...

Sadly, due to having to eke a living working out of town, I now miss more shouts than I like. Truth be told, many of them are not terribly exciting and, ultimately I don't lose much sleep over them. However, every now and then one comes along which I am gutted to have missed. Friday's shout was one such...

Sat at my desk marking books, the first I knew was that I got a text to say the boat had launched. Logging into I was able to watch the track of the lifeboat in (almost) real time. Curiously they seemed to leave the end of the slipway and head directly to Poole from the end of the slip, seemingly without doing anything much on the way...odd.

Later the story unfolded. A story of rescuing one of our own. Of course, nothing gives us greater pleasure that rescuing one of our own...does it Rob?!

The full story can be read here....

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl,
Year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found
The same old fears.
Wish you were here.

(Pink Floyd)

Friday, 24 September 2010

Dirty thirty...

So it's Gav's birthday party tonight. It seems most of the crew is present...along with Jim Etherington playing some tunes and a substantial number of the rugby club.  I'm guessing it might get messy?

Happy birthday Gav....

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

The bringer of bad stuff...

Paul Savage came and provided a medical scenario this evening. Once again it was a juicy exercise, this time to a casualty who'd fallen down the cliff....

As always there are lessons to be learnt...perhaps most of all, we learnt that in certain situations speed is of the essence.  Hopefully, next time we have this situation, we will understand more clearly what is needed!

That said, those involved dealt with the casualty effectively and hopefully saved a life. If nothing else, at least some of the newer crew now know what a casualty who has fallen down a cliff might look like.


Monday, 20 September 2010


one of the great things about being part of the crew is that there is always a handy gang available to help you lift stuff.  Sometimes, what goes around takes a long time to come around...but yesterday I finally repaid Gav for his help when moving 7 years ago!

Fine work...

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Woof woof

so the ILB has just launched to assist a dog owner recover their unfortunate hound from the base of Old Harry. No real news yet....I'll let you know if it's an interesting story.