For the open day at Salcombe lifeboat station; everything was ship shape
The flags were out
and it was an opportunity for the public to take a look on board,
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?)
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.
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.
They say that time and tide wait for no man; but the paper work is always waiting.
A little more about lifeboats tomorrow I think.