|Magical Glamis Castle.|
A few weeks ago, here in Arbroath, on the edge of the North Sea, we witnessed a rescue from the Lifeboat Station. A fishing vessel had lost engine power. The RNLB Inchcape was launched. The fishing vessel was quickly towed to the calm and safety of the harbour. Over the years, the crews of the Arbroath Station have been awarded with seven awards for gallantry. It's very humbling what they do, in conditions that can be beyond dangerous.
|The Royal National Lifeboat Insititution - 189 years young!|
We opted for the 10k event. The day was perfect for running... a real "blue sky Scotland" with crisp, November temperatures, just barely poking above the freezing mark.
|"Truly a "blue sky Scotland" day...and November frosty underfoot.|
|Ice drops on a leaf.|
So...here's some of the fun pics from the "Reindeer Run 2013", in support of the RNLI...
|Seconds from the start of the 10km run!|
|The pack, thinning out, through the grounds of Glamis Castle.|
|Nice antlers Joan!|
|The castle, as if out of a fairy tale.|
|"Medal ceremony" - after posting a reasonable time too!|
|These antlers actually look pretty good. ;)|
It was a very special event - and an excellent opportunity for a guy, who is just one week short of sixty-four, to prove to the world that he can still run...AND wear antlers at the same time! :))
But here's some other pics we took of what really matters: Hats off to the men and women of the RNLI! (There's lots of good information at the "Lifeboats" website. Do check it out.)
|Arbroath's all-weather lifeboat, RNLB Inchape, fishing vessel in tow.|
|Well equipped, well trained, and ready 24/7/365 to save lives - that's volunteerism!|
The men and women of the RNLI should feel well nourished.
We salute you.