Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Salcombe Lifeboat


For the open day at Salcombe lifeboat station; everything was ship shapeShip-shape-2

The flags were out

flags and bunting -2

and it was an opportunity for the public to take a look on board,

waving not drowning-2

to sit at the controls and pretend (I’ve written about  my fondness for the rather meaty roar of the boats engines before, where’s the ignition?)

give it a few rev's-2

Tom and I were very taken with the ‘rally car’ style crew seats, we’d like some for our aged estate car please. (Mr Uhdd tells me they don’t make ‘em anymore, the company has gone into receivership.)

The vessel is packed with the latest technological wizardry. But if all else fails, it is back to chart and compass.

Back to basics-2

The Uphilldowndale clan rather took a rather longer than most to inspect the interior, they had many questions to ask ( actually all you could ever want to know is here )  this meant leaving other visitors outside in the rain.

she's here again!-2

They say that time and tide wait for no man; but the paper work  is always waiting.

Time tide and paper-work-2

A little more about lifeboats tomorrow I think.


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

4 thoughts on “Salcombe Lifeboat

  1. An interesting post and link. I’m always happy to support the RNLI. xx

  2. Looks like great fun!! Love the colors here!!!

  3. Lovely post and great pics. The RNLI do a brave job brilliantly well all around the coast – we are particularly proud of our West Mersea crew here on the muddy island.

  4. I just love that blue rope.

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