42 and 34 years working jet boats around Ramsey. It’s been a good long shift. We kept everyone safe. The lifeboat crew never got to put Shearwater’s name on the board of the rescued, a source of some considerable amused frustration for some 🙂 .
End of shift report:
0 people overboard
numerous rescues, some easy, some which really got the blood pumping, all of which the boats handled with ease
goodness knows how many thousands of tons of water dumped over us from various directions 🙂 .
Thank you to our awesome crew and passengers who turned up ready for adventure and worked with us to keep everyone safe. We could not have done it without you.
We’re getting lots of enquiries for this year – thank you – and we know that you need to plan. Covid is clearly going to continue to make life difficult for our immunosuppressed family members for some time so sorry but we won’t be doing any more passenger trips even on a limited basis so the Wet and Wild wildlife adventure is retiring.
Vertical is enjoying a very active retirement, which looks much like his ‘working’ life at Venture Jet: lots of salt water and swimming.
We worked a good long shift and loved it. Thank you so much to everyone who joined us and supported us. We do genuinely miss you and wish you many happy adventurous years and salt water when you need it.
Safe sailing, guys!
Tim, Beth and Vertical
Last but definitely not least, a huge thank you to our wonderful crew, in rough time order:
Arnie – without whose support we would probably have expired 🙂
The grand masters – Gary, Kevin and Phil
And of course Jeremy, without whose expertise there would have been no Shearwater!