Last Tuesday night coincided with the UAE National Day and possibly for that reason attendance at the club was a bit sparse. With that and SP312 still out of commission, there was nothing posted for Friday which doesn’t often happen. It may have been a moot point anyway as the winds seemed pretty strong during the day and I suspect sea conditions would have been less than ideal.
Many thanks to those who sent me stories and / or photos regarding Forrester. I’ve passed everything on and will continue to do so. I’ve had an email from his daughter, Holly, which I copy below:
Thank you for your email regarding my dad your stories are very fitting and sound very much like my dad the one from years back.
It is an extremely sad time for all of us here as im sure it has been for other people all over the world he has had the pleasure of meeting and being part of his ever hectic and eccentric lifestyle lol.
He always did love the water and that rubbed off onto me and now onto my little boy so his legacy will always remain which is nice to think.
He was a very good man and its such a shame hes had to leave this world at such a young age however its not been in vain as his stories will live on in many people from all different backgrounds and cultures. I must admit i like the story about the omani's calling him the white warrior or whatever it was he'd of loved that very much always did think of himself as a warrior and he didnt let himself down right even until the very end which was heartbreaking.
I appreciate all of the pics you have managed to send val and forward onto myself we are going to use one of them to put on his coffin as I, no he, would have wanted that.
They always say they leave the best til last and im sure his last adventure is the one he has waited for.
Thank you and please dont forget him and his wild stories. kind regards
Ian Hussey and Dive Club writers.