Brian (aka Bushboy) is running a monthly challenge where he asks you to post the last photo on your SD card.
The rules are simple:
1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for April.
2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like or the subject matter didn’t cooperate.
3. You don’t have to have any explanations, just the photo will do
4. Create a Pingback to this post or link in the comments
5. Tag “The Last Photo”
This 37½ foot rowing and sailing lifeboat carried a crew of 15 men who operated 12 oars and 3 sails. The lifeboat was often launched during fierce storms. Once she has been restored and back in St Ives harbour she will be the oldest and longest serving RNLI lifeboat that is still afloat.
I know Brian doesn’t require an explanation, but this photo came about because of where I was. The St Ives Rugby Club where this lifeboat is undergoing restoration. And not a location I often frequent. The reason for being at the rugby club was because it is being used as a vaccination centre for Covid-19. The OH had an appointment and so I drove him there, allowing extra time for the trucks and tractors and all the current roadworks happening around the area because of the G7 summit being held in nearby Carbis Bay next month. Lovely newly tarmacked roads all leading to the hotel being used to host the summit.
(I am wondering whether I should invite Boris et al to come and visit my humble abode so I can get my pot-holed lane properly surfaced, but I suspect he/they won’t want to risk their limousines coming into contact with a true Cornish hedge).
Anyway, back to the rugby club. 15 minutes I was thinking, until we arrived and saw a long queue snaking around the grounds. Fortunately for those in the queue it wasn’t raining. Unfortunately it took an hour and 15 minutes before I saw the OH again. I was prepared for a wait, though not as long as this, and had taken a book to read. I also had time for a nice stroll up the hill and across one of the pitches to get a lovely view of Carbis Bay and the Godrevy Lighthouse, unfortunately the tall floodlights of another pitch spoiled any photo.
So I took a few shots of the lifeboat including this last, admittedly edited version (coloured pencil sketch), on my phone.