That’s what you get for trying to be clever I suppose. I am reliably informed that it’s “Eliot” not “Elliot” for which I stand corrected – cheers Robbin! Anyway – having secured my place in this month’s Pseuds Corner, I can describe the weekend’s diving if only briefly. I wasn’t there myself as I was taking part in one of the Wanderers periodic football competitions but Mike Anthony took a boat out to the Jumbo and Neptune. Quite a full boat it was too which will gladden the heart of our treasurer. The sea was flat calm and the viz was in the region of 10m which is well above average for round here. More than that I can’t tell you since the promised report hasn’t appeared for which serious offence some fines may well be extracted!
This coming weekend all being well, we’ll be up in the mountains on a camp out. Details will be worked out but the general plan usually has us setting up at the camp site on Thursday evening, having a barbecue washed down with a few beverages and diving on Friday morning. A good time is confidently predicted.
Looking further ahead, we are planning another trip for Eid Al Adha. For the last two years we’ve been to Beirut enjoying the hospitality of Sami and his family. Good though this was, a change seemed in order and we’ve decided that Cyprus will be this year’s destination. The main attraction will be the wreck of the Zenobia – a ro-ro ferry that capsized in Larnaka harbour in 1980 when its stabilisation system went haywire and started filling water tanks on the wrong side of the boat. Other dive sites will be identified between now and then.
There’s plenty of time to save up!
Ian Hussey and Dive Club writers.