Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Nautical mishaps.....!!


It doesn't matter how big or how grand your boat is sometimes you need a bit of rescuing!. I took these photos from the lighthouse at the Marina last night. As he passed heading out to sea to perform another of the many rescues they attend each year the Captain of the Whitfords Volunteer Sea Rescue  (Whitfords Sea Rescue) gave me a cheery smile and a wave. When they returned later with boat in tow,  the lady standing forlornly on the prow staring straight ahead, was probably cold and definitely not amused!! The Whitfords Volunteer Sea Rescue is the biggest sea rescue service in WA and have been around for 35 years performing anywhere up to 300 rescues a year. Bravo to them I say!!

17 comments:

  1. Shrinking life to its real, its important size.


    daily athens

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  2. her posture says it all. good capture.

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  3. Some days you just need to be rescued.

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  4. I well know as a boat dweller!

    Excellent post-


    Aloha from Waikiki :)

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  5. Great photos. She is obviously unhappy.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  6. Lovely pictures and great work !
    Regards from France,

    Pierre

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  7. Where is her Leonardo! That boy is never around when a woman needs him!!

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  8. Haha! Julie, I think Leonardo is too busy chasing models and actresses!

    Yes I think she was seriously fed up !

    I know what you mean about needing to be rescued Randy.

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  9. Great shot of the unhappy woman being rescued.

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  10. One guy told me once that the more common nautical mishaps is still when they run inadvertently out of fuel!

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  11. Yes, the day did not finish to her liking and it is all in the body language with crossed arms and stiff posture. I imagine it will be even more "frosty" when she gets to shore!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  12. If it was something as simple as running out of fuel VP I think Genie is right, there will be a very'tense' night ahead haha!

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  13. An appropriate post for World Oceans Day. And yes - what would we do without the rescuers!

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  14. Kudos to the men and women who rescue those in trouble, that's for sure!

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  15. May come as a suprise but we need a similar service for the Thames. It is such a fast running and dangerous river.

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  16. Here in the winter all the boats are pulled out the sea, even the ferries stop running.

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