Sunday, May 11, 2008

Portmuck fun May 08"

Above : are my Chariot & my Valley Avocet , also Muck island nature reserve just visible near my cockpit. Below - the view of Portmuck from half way up the hill , on a clear day Scotland is easly seen , but the heat haze today obscured it .

My children love the sea , and at every chance , they board my sea kayak for a little go ! This week the weather has been very good and the sun tan oil has well slapped on !

I am trying out the video on my blog , sorry about the quality .

Portrush Lifeboat on the North Antrim coast - N.Ireland

The crew at Portrush R.N.L.I. station warmly gave my family and I a little guided tour and taught us more about boats and the history of the volunteers who risk there lives to save others.
This is a Severn class all weather boat , cost -two million pounds ! the boat is part of the Royal National Lifeboat Institutions' reserve fleet , the reason - the original boat was severely damaged during a stormy rescue of the coast of Rathlin island recently and the damage may result in the (Katie Hannan 17-23) being retired for training only. A big thank you to all at the station and cheers for the little gifts the kids got , we all had a great time .