I have been in HM Coastguard since 1992, and before that had 16 years in the RN.
Originally from Liverpool/Skelmersdale lancashire I have lived in Portsmouth/Plymouth with the Navy, and since
1991 In: Orkney, Inverkip (Inverclyde) and from 2001 in Sandown, Isle of Wight.
I mainly observe from my dark back-garden, but venture down to the beach, or up to Culver or Boniface downs when the urge (or the visibility of a target) takes me.
I am Married to Debs, and used to have 2 dogs but now have 3 cats.