The Lizard lifeboat was out in the ferocious storm in December 1981, looking for survivors. There were eight men aboard the Solomon Browne and a similar number of souls on the Union Star. All died; half the victims on each vessel were never found.
You can't see the slipway because no way was I climbing down those stairs. The lifeboat house here recently underwent a £7.5 million renovation.
Lizard point has a tourist-focused, dual lighthouse. The lifeboat station is in a more residential area.
It's a bit more isolated, too, with hoof grates on the walkway and farmland all around.
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