Some high cloud covering the sun early this morning
Jim took the dogs for a quick walkies
Quick trip up and down the hill
There they were on the way down
A Mackerel Sky - not a good sign
Looking over to The Penlee Lifeboat House I could see that the doors were open in preparation for the visit of "The Lifeboat Station Project" to take more amazing photographs using a 100 year old Ambrotype camera & glass plates - Me ! I was off to the Vets with Tilly for a check-up and booster jab - passed both with flying colours and we then carried on to Newlyn to Trelawneys Fish as we were almost out of Hake in the freezer. I then drove along the road towards the Penlee Lifeboat House and Tilly and I went for a walk.
Down below us appeared the RNLI Lifeboat Storm Rider stopping off on its way to St Ives to provide the crew with some training before their new boat arrives in November
A spin and off it went towards Mousehole
The Lifeboat Station Project
Inside is a darkroom
Met Martin Brockman outside the Lifeboat house and he kindly said we could go in - took this and then walked down the side and onto the slipway
The Photographer Jack Lowe on his way down with the glass plate
The "stars of the day" Raymond, Nabo, Dudley and Nim.
Nabo and Nim were on the boat crew but didn't go out on the fateful night. Today was the first time Nabo had been back to the boathouse since the disaster.
Raymond and Dudley launched the lifeboat, never to see their best friends again. They barely ever convene, so this was a special day for all involved.
Thought that this was a more appropriate look for this one of Jack preparing the camera
The young guy with the modern camera is making a film of Jack's work
The wind got up a bit and help was needed
How the world of photography has changed in 100 years - now it's mainly done with phones !
Sadly my battery ran out - here's some of the other photos I took there
Posing Cormorant right next to us
Trinity House Vessel Patricia still at anchor in the bay
PZ643 Garry M heading out of Newlyn
Dramatic skies again this afternoon
Mermaid II on a pleasure trip
Rather grey when we went on our afternoon walkies
Lovely big but empty beach