Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Boxing Day Madness.

Even the weather went mad.  It was not raining.  It was not windy.  Bright sunshine, but very, very cold.

To raise money for our wonderful lightboat, the"Willie and May Gall",  some foolhardy, nay brave, souls leapt off said lifeboat and swam across the harbour.


Here goes FC.  I should point out that if the surf is right, no matter the temperature, the surfers are out in force on the beach, but they have wet suits.....



The Christmas Fairy?



A cold Christmas Fairy.  70 years old.  Same age as our Christmas Fairy!






This is the 15th life boat from Fraserburgh since 1806 when the first lifeboat in the country was launched at Fraserburgh.

There have been many tragedies over the years.  Some boats were self righting, some were not.  Until 1915 oars and sail powered the boats. 13 lifeboatmen have lost their lives over the years.
Even today the lifeboat is crewed by volunteers.  And not just men.


Thats it folks, Happy Boxing Day.


5 comments:

ANGLESEY ALLSORTS said...

As jolly interesting as ever ... don't know about you ... but I am tad tired of Christmas stuff now ... almost ready for 'back to normal'...

Not able to blog just now ... poorly sick laptop...be back soon hopefully.

Vicky x

BadPenny said...

Wonderful ( better than a Boxing day hunt any day )

rusty duck said...

I think I would be doing the same as you. Offering support from the shore... but you have to hand it to them. Very brave indeed!

Marjorie said...

Thank you. A very enjoyable post. Bravo to all those brave lifeboat persons.

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

What brave souls, but such a worthy cause :)

I do hope you and yours have had a joyful, peaceful and restful Christmas Jill :D