Originally Posted by Nick Hearne
Is it just me or have the chaps on the last photo got santa hats on?
Yes, traditionally at Christmas time the life boat and a flotilla of boats from Yarmouth and Lymington would go to the needles to give presents to the lighthouse men. Now the light is automated there is little point taking presents so the life boat just goes out for a roar about the Solent And exchanges present with the helo.
My son was lucky enough to get taken this year. He said that unlike a rib he didn’t like the ride although he was impressed by the power, everyone’s a critic.