The Ryder Lifeboat

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For several years I have been privileged to be a crew member of the Ryder lifeboat. Stationed at Looe between 1902 and 1930 she is now berthed in the summer months at Polperro.

The photos show us bringing her into Looe on Friday evening to tie up on little beach to be part of the RNLI open day on Saturday.

Yesterday we took her out around the bay in glorious sunshine.


Cassiterite from an Obscure Mine on Bodmin Moor

P1090581P1090580P1090579P1090586You always hope when out collecting to find that special mineral.

It happens now and again.

This specimen is one of those moments. I have spent hours on this site digging and collected zilch.This large granite/quartz vein specimen was sitting partially buried at the edge of the dump. Something made me look down at an earthy brown mass which has cleaned up nicely.

Another cassiterite location ticked off.