Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bringing it on home.....

The sun is going down over Hillary's Marina and once again the Whitfords Volunteer Rescue comes to the aid of a sailor in distress, they operate 24/7, 365 days of the year in every type of weather condition. The service is made up of two vessels the 'Stacy Hall' a 12 mtr launch, call sign Green 1 and the 'City of Joondalup' a 11.5 mtr launch, call sign Green 2  both capable of rough sea rescues! Their area of operations is bounded by a line due West from City Beach in the South and  a line due West from the Alkimos wreck in the North and approximately 30 nautical miles out to sea and is run by a dedicated group of sailors who don't receive any remuneration at all.. pretty special I'd say.....!!

24 comments:

  1. Quite the brilliant colors and service to the community. Can people go whale watching from Perth year round?

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  2. That's a dreamy harbor snap, Grace! Man, I'd love to go for a boat ride right now!

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  3. That is special! Very dedicated people.

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  4. The colors in this photo are fantastic!

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  5. The scene with the late afternoon colors is so beautiful.

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  6. Wonderful colors Grece, a dream!

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  7. Thats a nice pic Perth, thanks to your blog I've now added Perth to my list of stopover points on my next trip to NZ....!

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  8. Honor to these brave and generous guys! This is unheard of here, all of our rescuers are quite well paid pros.

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  9. Volunteers, you say? How wonderful! And yes, we were apparently on the same wave length. ;)

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  10. Gorgeous colors in your photo! I love that time of day when the light is starting to fade. Much respect for the sailors who contribute their time and efforts!

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  11. Interesting information and a great photo

    Chrissy
    http://mancunianwave.blogspot.com/

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  12. Great light and awesome colours. Really nice shot.

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  13. Nice post to highlight the work of the rescue service. They certainly don't do it for the money and deserve all the thanks we can give them.

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  14. Beautiful post! Thanks to those volunteer workers. Beautiful shot Grace.

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  15. I like harbor's scenes. I could stand for hours looking at boats coming in and out.

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  16. I agree, they are very special! They also must really enjoy what they do to be so dedicated.

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  17. Must be enthusiastic about these people for their work. He must entertain. Reward them some belonged. Nice morning wishes Peter.

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  18. de belles couleurs et une tres belle lumiere

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  19. I would say it is pretty special too.

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  20. Always two hands of water beneath their keel. Impressed.

    Please have a good Thursday.

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