Monday, 9 April 2012

Nearly Called out

With the usual standard UK bank holiday weather hitting Swanage this morning, the patrol went out early.

The purpose of the patrol was part training and part check the coast and check who was still about with the bad weather.

A trip to Studland (shows how early we were the gates were still shut) and the beach checked and returned via one of the tracks in the dunes. Boat park checked and then up to refuel returning to Swanage to hear that Swanage Lifeboat was launching to St Albans Head after a 43ft motor boat got into trouble.

Just as we got everything back in the garage, Portland MRCC called us up on the radio and put us on standby to meet the lifeboat. As we went to kit up Portland phoned us and cancelled us as the lifeboat was going to escort to Poole instead.

What else was there to do.....finish the coffee

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