- the De St. Croix brothers and crew fight
their way through heavy surf to the yacht.
Detouches is at the shrouds frantically
signalling for assistance. In the background
is Elizabeth Castle and the Oratory.
- the lifeboat hails the Daunt Rock lightship
to discover her intentions. The ship's crew
would not leave their vessel as they knew
the danger to shipping, an abandoned lightship
- the lifeboat and Hindlea are between two
"snarling mountains of fury",
as Dick Evans described the waves that day
in 1959. 100 years had passed since the
hurricane that brought the Royal Charter
ashore, just a few 100 yards to the west.
Blogg and his crew battle their way through
the surf to reach the Swedish steamer Fernebo.
The picture shows the first attempt and
the large wave that swamped the boat and
broke most of her oars.
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