Poole Trip


Well another trip in this fantastic UK summer! Travel ling to Poole for a four day trip organised by Kevin (Many Thanks) first hurdle was too meet up in the local pub but nearly a disaster as no pub in walking distance- what would we do! Jump in a cab and find everybody had the same idea. (nothing like good planning by Salford divers and for the first time I can remember late starts because of the tides (fantastic!), made having a beer a good deal more comfortable. Thursday found us in brilliant sunshine and calm seas what a start, a good wreck followed by a scenic reef. That night we were joined by our latest addition to the team Rowan who had to throw himself into the drinking after an exhausting drive. Next day rain and cloud but perfectly good diving conditions. 

The wreck of the weekend the Kyarra was first dive and Rowan's first UK boat/ wreck dive found him teamed with Graham wearing an 18litre cylinder! That opened a few eyes especially with the thought of how he would get back out of the water and up the ladder. However he was never going to beat Fred's backward swallow dive off the top rung in full kit and twin set 10 scores all round. With Alan's dodgy ears we had the best skippers mate in a long time helping with kitting and de-kitting.

If you have seen the mearcat you tube video the cry of Alan was even funnier!

Another reef and then back to Poole for another night on the Quay. A phone call that night put paid to Saturday with a truly dreadful forecast that saw high winds and driving rain all day. This did allow for a couple of extra beers and red wine (which is another story!)

For some Saturday passed in a blur or bed (not sure) especially when they did not even surface for the Fred /Rowan face off in a eat all you can buffet. There was always only going to be one winner -well done Fred! 5 plates to 3 no contest!

Sunday was a far better day one dive on a reef, good vis, a steady current and a complete S*&^* with a reel, and it was all over back to port and homeward bound.

Would we go back