Wednesday, October 08, 2008

L IS FOR LIFEBOAT AND THE R.N.L.I.


I'll give you the words in red of MANNANAN'S CLOAK who is the expert in this area and was able to fill in the blanks for me last time I posted about the lifeboat and R.N.LI. He just happens to be a dedicated member


"The old tub looks great . For the record she is a Mersey class named Ann & James Ritchie after the very kind people who funded her. She has recently arrived back in Ramsey after having a major refit during which time we had a relief boat on"

Another chance for me to post about the importantance of the R.N.L.I. What is it read on.


As you can appreciate The RNLI is godsend to those in peril upon the sea. Manned by volunteers around the Isle Of Man and Great Britain the brave men and woman who give up there free time to train and save lives lives, and sometimes sacrifice their own are a wonderful testament to the better side of the human race. This island of sea lovers alone owes a lot to this institution. In fact one of our bloggers is a volunteer and you can have a better insight into the RNLI through words and images at their Ramsey website MANNANAN'S CLOAK

A straightforward image today in keeping with the text. Thanks for all the lovely thoughts for 200 posts yesterday.

Want to join ABC got the lovely hostess with the mostest, MRS NESBITT'S PLACE

55 comments:

Ken said...

A brave group of people.

brad, boston said...

LB,

Never heard of these guys. Volunteers
do a lot of good in this world. Small island big heart. Pass on regards to the guys from the folks in Boston.

Jenn said...

A big round of applause to the people with such big hearts.

My L pictures are posted here and here. Hope you can drop by, too! Thanks!

mannanan said...

Wow Babooshka what can I say...Well it's easy really...Thank You.....mainly for bringing the RNLI to the notice of people who have never heard of it nor the job that we as volunteers do. As a charity the RNLI depends on people like you and your readers who donate money in the many collection boxes that are about. Remember without this money The RNLI just couldn't function and myself and the rest of the crew at Ramsey Lifeboat Station wouldn't be able to do our job of rescuing people in danger on the seas. So to all of you out there who dig deep into your pockets thank you.....Oh and if you want to see and read about what life is like on a Lifeboat please visit the dedicated page I have on my site....

http://www.freewebs.com/mannananscloak/ramseylifeboat.htm

and then feel free to take a skeet at the rest of it which is all about Ramsey and the great island we are lucky to live on and then maybe leave a post on the guest page it would be great to hear from you......Once again babooshka a great big thank you from me. Oh and by the way you've caught the old tub great........

james said...

What I like about you baboosh is your generosity to others. I am going to start a beginners photography blog. Can I count you in to maybe stop by and throw your considerable weight and know how behind it? Along the lines of pointers. I know big ask. Leave it with you.Ok to email you with a broader overview?

Kind regards

James

laxeylass said...

The men and women, don't forget the women, do a splendid job. Well done for highlighting a fellow site, not many bloggers would do that. My grandad was a fisherman. He would have really appreciated this post.Are you related to anyone Manx? I ask because comeovers aren't usually this
into the island.

Ming the Merciless said...

Cool history lesson.

So is the boat being towed to storage for the winter?

Lynette said...

Stories like this make me quite happy to be among the human race. Would that more would be of a mind to serve their fellow man. Thank you so much for the photo and the text that goes with it.

Vicki said...

I don't like to watch the news on tv anymore because all you hear is the bad things that people do. It's nice to hear about people that help those in need. Makes you realize that there is still alot of good in the world.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Interesting post and lovely photo of the lifeboat.
I'm learning so many new things today like luminaria, Lizard Island and now, the RNLI charity . I'm glad I got to know about the good they are doing.
Happpy ABC Wednesday.

My 'L' for LAUGHTER here

magiceye said...

three cheers for RNLI!!

hip hip hurray!
hip hip hurray!
hip hip hurray!

naturglede said...

Good choise for the L. Love your photoes:)

Olivier said...

tout beau, tout neuf, prêt pour partir voguer vers de nouvelles aventures.
all beautiful, brand new, ok to leave sail to new adventures.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I visited the IoM some years ago and the sea was like glass. But I believe it can be very different at times.

Incidentally I thought the 'fat lady'was advertising slimming pills!

Aileni said...

I was going to do Lifeboat and/or Life jacket but couldn't find a suitable shot which I find irritating considering the importance of both in our previous life.
Glad to see that long shot.

Liz said...

It never ceases to amaze me that such an important organisation isn't publicly funded. A huge thank you to all the volunteers - from the heroic lifeboatmen and women to the flag-sellers.

RuneE said...

A ABC-post after my heart. Very full of history - a history I personally can relate to in as much as I come from an area where ships, ocean and shipwrecks all go together. A magnificent institution. May it long serve its purpose.

Miss_Yves said...

A great tribute to a great job!
Miss Yves

Brian said...

This a great blog, to very brave people.

Thanks for comments on mine L blog.

Jackie said...

Yes, they do such vital work, and it's amazing that so much of it is voluntary. Your post is a great tribute to a great organisation.

Abraham Lincoln said...

A beautiful post, well-written, and the photo is nice to see too.

Bibi said...

Lovely post, and if in danger in the sea, I would prefer to be picked up by this lifeboat.

kaye said...

They do an honourable job. Well done.

Jim said...

Great writing. The boat looks kinda like a little toy.

D Herrod said...

Your lifeboats go well with my lighthouses.

Webradio said...

Merci pour cette leçon d'histoire Babooshka !
J'en apprends tous les jours...

JM said...

Very cool and coloured pictures on your last two posts!
Congratulations for the 200th post! Looking forward to follow you several hundreds more! :-)

evlahos said...

very interesting post and tribute. beautiful shot too.

Hilda said...

What will this world do without such generous people? Beautiful and interesting post, thank you.

nonizamboni said...

Perfect choice for today's letter. Interesting and encouraging text too. Thanks for sharing and for the reminder that we're all in this together somehow.
Happy Wednesday!

april said...

What a nice little boat. I wish it were mine. But: it needs some water ;-))

Katney said...

A worthy cause.

Rambling Woods said...

Kind of like a volunteer fire and rescue for the sea. My husband is becoming certified in under water rescue here as there are so many bodies of water...

Eki Akhwan said...

The first thing that strikes me about this photograph is the colour contrast: blue, deep blue, and orange ... then a boat on wheels ... and then commentary you wrote about it. Very interesting, Babooshka.

Bear Naked said...

A very informative and interesting post about the brave men and women volunteers.

Bear((( )))

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John said...

Great shot and very interesting reading.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very interesting, cool pic.

photowannabe said...

Its amazing that it is funded by volunteers and manned by them too. What a valuable work they do. The statistic of rescuing 22 people a day is mind-boggling.
Thanks for all of your visits to my blog. Its so appreciated.

Marie Reed said...

I love that he called it a tub! Rub a dub dub;)

ellen b said...

That's a beauty of a boat. What a great charity.

Mo said...

I am stunned that 22 people need rescuing every day. How do that many people get into difficulties. Thank goodness for the RNL!

Dusty Lens said...

And she's a pretty boat! Thanks to these brave rescue personall!

Lily Hydrangea said...

interesting post and great photo Babooshka!

Professor said...

Beautiful pic and such brave and wonderful folks!

Steve Buser said...

22 saves a day. That's quite an organization.

Rebeckah said...

I love the sacrifice these people make in order to keep others safe. Lovely! Great L post! Congratulations on 200 posts. I think my 200th is coming in a day! Wowser : ). Who knew I would have 200 things to say!

Neva said...

I am impressed with the rescue ship. A very noble thing.....and Congratulations on your 200th post....

antigoni said...

Great post.

Louis la Vache said...

What an interesting post, Babooshka!

The Mane Point said...

Fascinating.

L IS FOR LOVABLE, at THE MANE POINT

kRiZ cPEc said...

never heard of, thanks for sharing

Dragonstar said...

The Lifeboats are very close to my heart. Although we never personally had need of their help, we had friend who did.

VP said...

My favourite charity. Luckily I haven't had to use their facilities yet.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Congrats on your 200th post!

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