I was in the train back to Bangor, from Chester, minding my own business, and looking forward to having an evening with the cat. And then my phone lit up with a message. We were put on standby! We had only done a rescue the previous weekend. This is getting a bit much! Sometimes an entire year goes by without us being needed to rescue a person. And this was a person rescue. And of course it was in the very same venue as the previous one.
I indicated I would be available later. I did not give an actual time estimate; on the way out, my one hour train journey turned into a three hour combined train and bus journey. So I wasn't keen on doing any estimates until I would have got to Bangor! I could just update then.
The good news was that before I even got to Bangor, we were already stood down. It was a situation with someone being overdue, and they had made contact with the homefront. I was relieved. I got my evening with the cat back!
This time it was a false alarm. But it does strengthen my conviction that this is the venue to watch. Oh well! The more often we have to rescue people out, the better we will get at it. As long as it just remains the situation that the people we get out are largely a bit tired, cold and hungry! And nothing worse…