Two cars enjoying a salty car wash?
On New Years Day the on duty watchkeepers had the interesting spectacle of seeing this unfortunate scene. Well and truly beached on one of the many shingle banks this yacht had broken from it’s mooring and was rescued and secured by local boat owners.
This photo taken at full tide, and coupled with the extremely high winds shows the normally dry shingle bank almost covered by the sea. The waves were also washing over the Calshot Castle moat walls, something not many watchkeepers will have witnessed before!
Another 5 coast-watchers achieve NCI VHF certification … Helena unfortunately just out of sight behind the right-hand pillar! Well done to all 8 who qualified during the November sessions held in the Calshot Lifeboat Station. Can you see the remaining ‘chocolate bourbons’?
With RNLI permission our Radio Communications Officer Ian Davis provided another radio training day at Calshot Lifeboat Station to enable 3 newcomers to gain the increasingly essential NCI VHF operators certificate.
… and Station Manager Colin Lewis, jet-lagged from a long trip back from Auckland, dropped in straight-away to see what was going on. Can you see the custard creams?
We were pleased to welcome Alison Jones to the tower today. Alison is the Community Affairs manager for Exxon-Mobil at Fawley.
Exxon-Mobil have been very generous to us in the past, providing the means to buy much needed equipment and stock.
On a day of visibility limited to about 3miles Alison stated that it was a pleasure to see the equipment in use and hoped to return when the weather improves.