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While I'm writing this I'm sitting in the office looking out of my window — it's a lovely view, looking right down the marina — I chose this view before the building was built — I hopped onto the concrete foundation slab with a can of red spray paint and marked out where I wanted my desk and window. I always maintained it's the best view in the marina, but now I'm not so sure — I'm now torn between the view from our bridge and possibly the view from our new holiday show lodge — I have to confess that sitting on the decking watching the world go by has definitely been one of my favourite spots this summer. The end of summer was signalled rather eloquently by our RNLI Festival weekend. Being Britain it had to rain on at least one of the days and Saturday was a mixture of sunshine and torrential downpours — of course being British, we all just carried on and had a fantastic Saturday night dancing away to the Abba revival band who were brilliant. My night was made complete by the fact the RNLI bar was stocking gin and tonic and even had ice and a slice! The Sunday was dry and full of things to do and see — Steve Leonard, our celebrity vet, once again hosted a superb dog show, we had a display of falconry, the marquee was full of stalls and displays and the donkey derby chariot racing was hilarious. We all felt rather flat on the Monday morning but it was rather nice to get the marina back to its normal peaceful self. So now I'm sitting here thinking about what we've been doing for the rest of the month and as I glance up to look out of my window, on a grey misty day, there's a boat sitting on the fuel bay, another gliding in through the entrance and 3 ducks floating gently on the flat calm water and it occurs to me that choosing this spot for my desk was a good call and why would I ever want to be anywhere else!

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RNLI Festival 2018
Janet: Thu 30 Aug 2:10pm

Don't forget to join us for an evening of FREE entertainment on Saturday 8th September. The evening starts at 6pm with an interesting and amusing talk on the history of the RNLI from Peter Robinson, a retired Lifeboat Coxwain. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Funky Choir and our headline act — the fabulous Geoff Rey. The RNLI bar and BBQ will be open from 6pm and there will...

RNLI Day 2018
Sam: Thu 02 Aug 11:42am

Our RNLI FestivalĀ is fast approaching and we are looking forward to another fantastic weekend. It is a two day festival with events and activities which include — Boatshare, A Saturday night event with Soul Singer Geoff Rey. Sunday events include Raft Race, Dog show, Boat share, Stalls and lots more!Car Parking on Sunday the 9th September is £5 and all proceeds are donated directly to the...

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Janet: Mon 02 Jul

Please note our WIFI system will be unavailable on Thursday 5th — Friday 6th July as engineers will be on site upgrading our system. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may...

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