Spirit Of The Exe: EXMOUTH MUSSEL FESTIVALExmouth NCI attended the Mussel Festival held on Saturday 24th September on the Seafront. The weather was dry but very windy so the gazebo was well anchored down. Attendance at this annual event was good with plenty of people enquiring about NCI and the work we do here in Exmouth. Two individuals showed an interest in joining NCI, and our collection bucket raised £35. Events such as these are certainly increasing our awareness to the residents and visitors to Exmouth.
This is Exmouth Coastwatch
Exmouth Coastwatch is one of the 50-strong network of National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) lookout stations around the UK’s coasts. We work with the Coastguard and the RNLI by keeping watch over the estuary and the beach 7 days a week in summer and every weekend in winter.NCI stations form a national volunteer service which keeps a visual watch for people on the water and the beach who may get into difficulties.
At Exmouth, the sea approaches to the estuary can be dangerous in strong onshore winds and swell, as can the strong tidal and river streams inside the estuary mouth.
These present unique hazards to the variety of small boats, personal watercraft and bathers who make use of this marvellous leisure facility.
We are all volunteers. Being a watchkeeper is a responsible community role, but it’s also sociable and enjoyable. From the tower – above the Harbour View Café on Queen’s Drive – we have the best view of the lower Exe estuary! We always welcome people who want to join us, so follow the link here for more information.
Congratulations to Hamish Cumming on the award of his 15 year Membership badge and our thanks and best wishes to him on his retirement from NCI ........
......... also to Anthony Howell-Jones on the award of his 5 year badge
......... and John Mabbott and Sandy Paskins on the award of their Watchkeeper certificates/epaulettes.