Lifeboat Crew Helmets
The Coffee Break Sketching Challenge - draw anything and everything during your coffee break!
Today's wee sketch shows a couple of helmets, as worn by the Campbeltown Lifeboat crew.
Like lifeboat men and women the world over, these folk are ready to launch into the stormiest of waters, and most perilous of situations.
Every day on the news we hear of some rescue operation carried out by these unassuming heroes. Whether it's rescuing shore trapped kids from rising tides, yachtsmen with a collapsed mast, or refugees fleeing to 'safety' on our shores, these crews launch as soon as the alarm is made.
If you ask any of the crew why they do it, they'll just shrug their shoulders and say, "It's just what we do!"
If you look closely at the helmet it reflects the camaraderie of the crew - I'm not sure who 'wee yin' is, but thanks to them the seas hold a bit less fear.
It's truly amazing to remember that these men and women are volunteers!
In the UK the Royal National Lifeboat Institution relies entirely on donations by the public.
So if you visit Campbeltown, take a walk down to the lifeboat station, where the station shop is, and give them a wee bit of support - they'll be in 'great order' to see ye!
You can find out lots more about the work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution by clicking here.
See ye tomorra,
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The blog posts of David Brodie, a Scottish artist based near Glasgow.