At the end of July we made the 6 hour car journey, from Hayling Island, to Spurn Point - which is a three and a half mile long sand spit which is home to Humber Lifeboat, the crew and their families. We were travelling all this distance because it always has been Pete's dream to work on a Lifeboat and now this dream was within reach as a new position had come up. Our first impressions as we drove through the gates and onto the long road down the spit were that it was amazing and quite surreal, but very beautiful. A good sign. We spent two days on Spurn and had an amazing time - and it was just as we left that we were told that Pete had the job and four weeks later we would be moving...
On the second day I left Spurn to go and get some food shopping - it took an hour to get to a big shop! I spent lots of money filling the cupboards and had help unloading the very full car as there hadn't been another shout. We got all the way through the day with no pager or bells going off, however just after dinner Pete and the other crew had to go and help some visitors off the point and dig some of their cars out of sand. The high spring tides combined with strong winds had covered the road in sand and parts of the road were being beaten by waves. Second night here and I went to bed alone!
On the third morning we expected the road to be a bit beaten in places but were shocked to hear that actaully a large section of the road had actually been washed away completely...the only way of getting on and off the point being by the RNLI 4x4 (very glad I filled the cupboards).
Since then there have been a few different shouts and we have had a great time adjusting to this new, quiet and peaceful way of life. We have now been here nearly two weeks and we're struggling to imagine not being here as it really is like nothing else.