A scrapbook of the lifeboat year in Swanage as it appears to me: the characters, the boats, the shouts, training, thoughts and fun
Saturday, 18 August 2012
Build a boat!
The ever popular build a boat competition is underway. A dozen our so teams are pitting their woodworking skills against time and a scarcity of materials to build the ultimate 'one sheet boat'. Good luck one and all!
Born in the North of the country and a Yorkshire man to the bones (like a Scotsman but with the streak of generosity removed). A sailor at heart with a passion for my family, the ocean, watersports and making journeys under my own steam. My sanity is maintained by being a crewman on the Swanage Lifeboat.
This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of the RNLI or anyone else. It is intended to provide a chronicle of a year in the life of Swanage Lifeboat Station, it's boats and it's crew. My thoughts and opinions change from time to time..........I consider this a necessary consequence of having an open mind. Therefor any post is a snapshot of a moment in time and is a manifestation of the various ideas running around my brain at the time it was written. As such any thoughts and opinions expressed within out-of-date posts may not be the same, nor even similar, to those I hold today. Any costs involved have been met by myself in their entirety, no RNLI funds have been spent on this, not even a little. Most importantly, this blog never intends to be in anyway critical or judgemental of those people we rescue. Accidents happen.............
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