A refined resort

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Alan Payling continues with his occasional series looking at resorts on the south and south-west coasts. This week sees him visit Bournemouth, the resort complimented by a famous Poet Laureate, and the home of Britain’s bravest heroes in Poole

I do love this job sometimes. When I’m writing an article and I then get the chance to go to sea on an RNLI lifeboat on a shout to save sailors in the English Channel after they’ve abandoned ship, well it doesn’t come any better or any more exciting. Even though we had to perform some tricky manoeuvres in a force 6, I didn’t embarrass myself in the way I steered the lifeboat or by getting seasick. It’s an experience that I won’t forget. And it’s one that your passengers can share the next time you’re in the Bournemouth Poole area.

Bournemouth Pier and beach. NMOS332 via Wikimedia Commons

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