Hidden in the background of the role of a Coastguard is the meetings some of us attend. Wednesday saw two of these meetings and both were very productive......
The 1st meeting was with a local company who were asking for some safety advice when operating on and near the sea.
The 2nd was up at Durlston Castle and was the Swanage Coastal Change Forum - an excellent presentation from some very knowledgeable people on how our coast line is under attack from the elements. The purpose of this forum is to get local groups and agencies together for a brain storming session and hopefully shape and assist in any coastal defences or just monitoring the cliffs...(oh so slip watch isn't important then !!!)
So Coastguarding is not just about rescuing people but also taking part in local events to help shape the future.