Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Lifeboat


On Sunday I said the outer part of Portrush Harbour was empty. That's not true, because the lifeboat is always there.

The RNLI have had a lifeboat in Portrush since 1860.
The boat pictured has only been here for around a year. The last boat - the Katie Hannan - was severely damaged in January 2008 when it was swept onto rocks on the coast of Rathlin Island.

You can find some details here.

4 comments:

parisa said...

thank you for your comments and following my blog! You live in nice place!

The Eejit said...

Welcome Parisa.
Yes, there is beautiful scenery around here - although my photos haven't shown much of it yet.

arctic dreamer said...

Oh I just love that orange-red colour!

The Eejit said...

Welcome, artic dreamer!
Yes, it's a very striking colour. I suppose it helps keep the lifeboat visible in a storm at sea.