Last weekend didn’t really happen in the end although we did try. The forecast was dodgy late on but seemed reasonable in the morning so we decided to have a shot at the Ajman Glory which we haven’t visited for a while. Before we even got to Hamriyah there was a bit of drama – the Discovery’s battery has been giving signs of distress for a couple of weeks and parked in the nearest Emarat, filling the boat with fuel it finally gave up the ghost. This necessitated a swift trip back to the club to pick up some jump leads.
Despite this we launched the boat, albeit a bit behind schedule, but it took only a few seconds out of the harbour before we realised the AG was a non-starter. We changed course for the Dara which is a lot closer but heading into increasingly large waves and mindful of the predicted worsening we decided to abort and returned to port. Back at base, after cleaning the boat and buying a new car battery, we retired to the dive table and ordered some breakfast.
Ian Hussey and guest writers.