We were visiting friends in Cliftonvile, just round the corner from Margate and had popped into Margate for a walk on the harbour. The local lifeboat was just being taken back to its store – unlike many RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institute – completely voluntary) it didnt have a permanent home which allowed easy access to the sea. It certainly raised a few eyebrows amongst the sunday drivers!
The RNLI is a fantastic charity – manned completely by volunteers who put their lives at risk to rescue those in trouble in the sea around Britains coastline. Very impressive people.