Rescues done


A couple of years ago we spent the weekend at Climping, near Littlehampton in West Sussex. On the west bank of the Arun at Littlehampton we found this old RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) lifeboat, gently rotting on the shore. I have always been interested in the story of the lifeboats and their crew. If you’re not from the UK, you may not know about this organisation staffed entirely by volunteers who freely give their time and risk their lives to save those in peril on the sea. The bravery of these men and women over the centuries is remarkable. I can’t believe no-one has made a blockbuster movie about them yet. I wonder what stories this boat could tell if it could speak.

4 thoughts on “Rescues done

  1. Great colours! Yes, a real shame to see a beautifully constructed relic rotting away like that. Photographically intriguing, though. And I see that with tags like “decay” and “dereliction”, you might share a fascination with things past their prime!

  2. Lovely shot Rachael, such an imposing sky that brings out the colour of the boat. Such a shame to see it in such a state of dereliction, makes a great photo though 🙂

    • Thanks, Karen. Yes, it is a shame. There was a sign on it saying it was private property. If I had had a pen with me I might have added that the owner should take more care of it!

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