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Capernwray, 2009

We did It Capern Wray   I was a bit special. Was the opinion of those closest to me when I told them I intended dragging myself from my pit at 5am for a 3 hour journey north up the M6. All to dive a quarry whose website was quoting a water temperature of 7.5° C. (This turned out to be an average temperature for December, being changed monthly not daily, it was in fact 9-10 ° C) especially as there was a similar and perfectly adequate venue within a twenty minute drives of home. The drive up was...

Lundy, 2009

Lundy Island, 12 miles out With a promise of seals and more But a weekend with some Easterly Breeze leaves you wondering what you saw We sailed out and sun shone bright With the wind upon our backs The skipper said, “The other side” as the foam then covered our tracks. The first dive was a simple one, descending steadily down the shot There was lots to see , if you took your time ……….even poor lobsters in a pot ! John was excited after the dive and I wondered, why the fuss but as I was looking the...

Swanage, 2008

Divers   Down (Where?) Glorious Mediterranean weather, warm (ish) water, sightings of SHARK !!! ,  Ray and exotic fish : Where on earth could we be? Answer : Swanage   Dorset   27th September 2008 A very successful joint club trip was arranged to include members of Hinckley and Marlin  BSAC branches. Thanks to Dale Smith and Ann Pendlebury  for sorting out the boats, and generally being in charge. Especially Ann, we know Kev  really appreciated it J. Garry       Cathy   Eóin   Steve Dale      Kev   Neil     We left the Midlands on Friday afternoon in 3 vehicles bound for Swanage. Only 166...

Lundy, 2008

Marlin SAC Does Lundy 6th & 7th September 2008 It was with genuine incredulation that I took the phone call from John on Friday morning, who informed me our trip to Lundy with Clive Pearson aboard The Jessica Hettie a 27’ Starfish 8 – 250hp vessel launching from Clovelly, was on. The scene outside was not conducive to diving though with a little more rain and wind we could have sailed down to Devon. This according to the Shipping Forecast was on its way, warning of Cyclonic 7 to storm force 8 in the Bristol Channel. My thoughts dwelt...