With many children on half term holiday's and the weather bright, perhaps its a timely reminder to say if you are heading out on the water or enjoying our countryside to be prepared.
Check the weather
Take the correct clothing especially footwear.
Check the route
Check the tides
Ensure you tell someone where you are going and what time you might be back.
Ensure your mobile if charged up (land based)
Ensure your safety equipment is working (water based)
Know your limits.
Remember if you are in trouble or you think someone is in trouble on the coast or out to sea, DIAL 999 and ask for COASTGUARD.