Sunday, 12 October 2014

Weymouth - 20th-21st September 2014

by Pat

The club visited Weymouth for the second time this year on the 20th and 21st September, diving from the RW Two skippered by Woody.

The weather was kind to us, as were the tides with civilised 9.30 am starts both days.

On the Saturday the weather was flat calm with the first dive on the wrecks of Chesil Cove offering for the lucky one the chance to do 3 wrecks on one dive. The Gertrude, Fennel and Myrtledene wrecks are shallow at 15m, offering plenty of time and visibility, and plenty of life was to be found. The second dive of the day was the Benny, an old favourite.

Topside there was a three-masted sailing ship motoring around the bay. It was a pity the sails had not been hoisted they always look at their best under sail.

Everyone gathered for dinner on Saturday night at the Nothe Tavern, giving us the chance to relive the day and exaggerate the size of everything seen.

The weather on Sunday was not as sunny and there was a slight swell but not enough to for anyone to feed the fish. We dived on the bow of the Black Hawk off Lulworth. Although broken up it is an interesting dive with discernible bits of ship and plenty of life. Lobsters, crabs conger and many other fish were spotted.

For the second dive we went scalloping on the Lulworth Banks – always a good place to find a tasty treat to take home.

The weekend was enjoyed by all especially Ishka (pictured in Chesil Cove) and Jörn for whom it was their first trip to Weymouth.

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