West Coast Scotland

Doune trip


Firstly I must start with a thank you to Jan for organising and sharing this gem of a place with the Club. We just failed to take 12 divers when Kevin had to drop out at the last minute & whom we missed, as we know he would really have enjoyed this one! great to see Colin back and Wendy a two dive club(BSAC Instructor) friend of Jan's who stepped in at the last minute to take Chris's place due to his work commitments. (What did she see us do wrong I wonder?).  

The trip clearly looked like we would have a good one when everybody turned up in Mallaig as organised to meet Andy and his boat on time!

The Scottish weather really threw its best efforts in trying to throw a spanner into the diving programme and the fact we only lost one dive is a credit to Andy. However we did make up for the dive by spending a few hours in the most remote pub in mainland Britain the 'Old Forge'.

The diving was a mix of wall's and did I mention wall's in the different  loch's around Knoydart, Skye and Muck and ended the week on the wreck of HMS Port Napier(a cracking dive for the rust enthusiasts.) Great vis, marine life, and a few interesting sights (ask Graham about the sea pens), and Fred managed not to break his ladder it must have been good.  

The accommodation is a great base for the trip and provided to be interesting with no television and lights out when the generators shut down. The food provided at the restaurant is just fantastic, starting with breakfast, (slightly different every day) packed lunches and homemade cakes every day and then a varied and interesting evening meal each night and if anybody went home hungry I give up!

Well done to the scallop hunters who provided additional courses on more than one occasion, but if left to Pete's traps we might have gone hungry! (its not so useful lying on the beach or the fishing but that's another story)

Would we go again, I believe we are already trying to book!!!!!!!!!

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