Red Arrows Swanage Carnival. 2017 saw the Red Arrows once again doing their stunning acrobatics over Swanage. A major display for Swanage Carnival 2017.
For further pictures please check out the collection here. Red Arrow Collection 2017
Milky Way Priests Way Swanage. Nights drawing in makes it easier on a clear night to photograph the milky way while it is visible. The only real challenge is not to capture the flashing lights of a planes because of the many flights from the UK airports. This capture during an evening walk along the Priests Way near Swanage in Dorset.
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Plans for going out for a June sunset stopped by the rain. So guess I will have to post something from a little stroll walking the camera assistant, Indie Dog (photographers assistant and #dogsofinstagram) last night when the sky was on fire between the threatening storm clouds.
Three shouts. The Swanage ALB Lifeboat was tasked again today at lunch time to assist a sailing vessel that had gone aground on the Kimmeridge Ledges with a falling tide so things would only get worse for the vessel. This was the third time the Lifeboat crew had been out in under 24 hours. Having managed to get a crewman aboard the sailing vessel progress could be made to help resolve the situation.
The day, another Wednesday. Cafe by day and then the escape of Swanage Lifeboat exercise in the evening. Plan was that if not on the boat for training I would go take a sunset picture and then possible star trails as the sky looked to be clear. Just as I was closing the cafe, clearing up still to be done the pager went off. A quick trip to the station and onto the boat for a 20 Nm ride to a boat mid channel for a yacht in difficulty. Once the boat was secured and under tow we had a long trip towing them back to Poole. No Exercise and No Sunset shot. Oh no the sun did set and we were treated to a fantastic display as it set over the Jurassic coast some miles away. Ashore by 23.30 and still had work to do and finishing the working day at 1.20 meant it had been a long day but still time for a quick look at the pictures and sitting here the pager goes off again. “Launch ILB” Just gone 2 am
Sunset Old Harry. A capture of the setting sun dipping down behind Old Harry Rocks. Taken from on-board Swanage lifeboat.
Wednesdays lifeboat exercise took place in the Studland Bay area. The exercise saw Poole volunteer lifeboat crew join us with both of their boats to practice a multi vessel search of the sea area from Old Harry Rocks to the Studland Bay chain ferry. We were heading back to our station passed Old Harry Rocks when the sun was setting. A special treat at the end of a great lifeboat exercise to see an Old Harry Sunset with the sun dipping between the rocks.
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Swanage ALB lifeboat named on the 29 April. The bank holiday weekend saw the ceremony to name the Swanage ALB lifeboat. This coincided with the opening of the new boathouse to the public. This much waited for event finally see the lifeboat station and all-weather lifeboat fully operational.
This picture captures the moment Coxswain Dave Turnbull pours the bubbles on the bow. The new lifeboat station and Shannon class lifeboat are a fantastic addition to the lifesaving capabilities of Swanage lifeboat.
Following this opening ceremony the lifeboat station is now open to members of the public to visit. If the all-weather lifeboat is not out on service then this can be viewed from the gallery in the main boat hall.
On the way to work. “Poor me with views like this!!” I had a few mins to spare and the clouds looked stunning and to cap it off the sun was just breaking through enough to create the fantastic shimmer on the water. Happy Friday everyone.