PERRANUTHNOE is a small village on the South Coast of Cornwall, just East of Marazion, there is a Car Park and sloping access to a safe sandy beach and the beachside Cabin Cafe. It has The Victoria a superb multi award winning pub, which serves super food both lunchtimes & evenings, - a Church dating back as far as 1160. The Lynfield Centre which houses The Cowhouse Gallery, Kernewek Ky, Professional dog grooming The Peppercorn Cafe, a hairdressers and Linen & Clay.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Penlee Coxswain Patch Harvey preparing to board the Lizard Lifeboat Rose

Job done
Rose is retrieved up the ramp - 

 Second Sea King arrives from Culdrose
Down goes Rose

Winchman on his way down to collect Patch 
Was getting really windy by now

Up goes Patch (yellow suit) with the Winchman

 Into the Sea King
Ivan Ellen into the wind preparing to receive Patch

Sitting on the edge

Quite a ride - but down he went onto the stern
Winchman now being lowered onto the Falmouth Lifeboat

Lots of waving by them and us today !

Up goes the Winchman

Such a lovely sight that we'll never see again

 One final wave

 final fly past and then they were off back to Culdrose
Penlee Lifeboat Ivan Ellen heading back - must have been a very bumpy trip around Lizard Point and over Mount's Bay


  1. Dear Sue,
    thank you so much for this wonderful row of photos, it's a shame that HMS Seahawk has to stop the SAR Service, nobody knows what the future will bring! Will a private company do the service in the same proper way? Any way, all the best and good luck to all involved.
    See you next year.

    1. Pleased you enjoyed the photos - was a wonderful if rather sad day. So far the privatisation of many services has been a disaster - we'll just have to hope that this lot know what they are doing - lives may be at stake ! Best wishes for the New Year, hope to see you both then ! Sue & Jim

  2. Amazing images,a piece of History in the making.

    1. Hi John, It was quite an experience to see the three lifeboats together and then the Sea Kings - seen one come past today - just one more day - then into the unknown ! Sue