After getting a dive away the previous week, we weren’t so lucky last weekend. Names on the board were a bit sparse to start with and with the forecast looking unpromising we cancelled. As it happened, the predicted shamal was later than expected to arrive so we could probably have got out somewhere but you can’t call them right every time. It would have been a bit lumpy in any case.
As I write it’s blowing a gale outside and I only hope it calms down before the weekend. Early year diving can be a bit problematic here. In 2008 the first two months were wiped out by the weather and even March wasn’t that great. In 2009 by contrast we did our first dive on January 1st and barely missed a weekend thereafter.
DSDC are doing a boat handling course on 2nd / 3rd March so if anyone is interested please let me know.
Burns Night is approaching – the night of haggis, whisky, bagpipes, men in skirts and incomprehensible poetry. Both DSDC and SWSC are doing Burns Suppers this Friday 27th January and tickets are available for both at Dhs 150 a time. Buy your Wanderers tickets at the bar (or email me and I’ll do it for you). For Dubai tickets contact Nancy Wakeham or Alissar (if you don’t have details, I can forward). All together now…
“Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o' the puddin-race!
Aboon them a' ye tak…”
Ian Hussey and Dive Club writers.