Unfortunately the forecasters were right and it was already drizzling when I got up. I decided to head to Porthleven to support the event and to see if I could get at least some photos.
I arrived in the marquee and first thing I saw was this display of the new book Penlee Lifeboat Station Service Not Self with Elaine Trethowan Penlee's Lifeboat Press Officer, who has done much of the research sitting alongside
It was fairly early and just a little later this marquee was packed
Took the camera out for a quick photo and then as I walked along I could hear a helicopter
There it was and I lifted the camera straight into the drizzle so not a good photo. The Coastguard 924 helicopter had just been to the Lizard Lifeboat Station where despite the horrible conditions they had managed to do a demonstration with the Lifeboat for their Lifeboat Day and gave us a fly-past as unfortunately they would not be doing one for us !
I walked round to the Old Lifeboat Station to view the exhibition
and watch Martin Brockman give his superb talk on the history of Lifeboats in Mount's Bay and of course the Penlee Lifeboat
The ill fated Solomon Browne
I walked around the Harbour just in time to see the Penlee Inshore Lifeboat Mollie and Ivor Dent arriving - sadly the Ivan Ellen had been called out on a "shout"
Lots of photos of their display - struggled to choose
The RNLI lifeguards in their inflatable joined in
Some water play
I think you can see why I didn't bring the dogs
My zoom lens foreshortening the distance between them and the wall
Amazing to see how many people there were on a day like today
Lots of waving
Off they went into the mist
I then made my way back to the car and home - turned up the heat and put socks on, but I'm still cold.
The rain did stop eventually and Jim took the dogs for a misty walk