Mystic of Holyhead (successor to Lynn Rival)
Rachel and Paul Chandler
Fri 2 Dec 2011 10:52
The weather was kind for our trip to Newcastle.  Storrar Marine organised a terrific RNLI fund-raising event, with lots of generous sponsors.    All we had to do was get there, talk and sign books.  The evening was a great success and so far they've raised over half the £9,000 needed to replace the lifejackets for the Tynemouth lifeboat crew.

The following day we visited the lifeboat station and were treated to a spin in their all weather lifeboat.  Bouncing along at 25 knots in a mere force 6 with good visibility, we could but imagine the demands of rescuing a casualty in stormy conditions.  Here we are with two of the crew and Rob Storrar (behind Paul).