Back in the water this week after last week’s non-event. Well some people were – I was still suffering from a cold and was limited to boat towing and driving but I enjoyed the trip all the same. It was also good to see Lamjed back in the water with us after...how long is it? Not so long until the next time we hope!
We went to the Taha to take a few more photos and hunt for the engine room entrance. The sea was reasonably calm but there was a strong current, this being only a day after the spring tides. Fortunately we hooked the wreck quickly without the need for anyone to chase the anchor down to secure it. The viz wasn’t the greatest we’ve had – it seems to get worse each time we go to this wreck. The best viz was the first time we found it.
Lamjed got his pictures on the second dive having “lost” his camera on the first. It was still attached to him but floating out of reach as he discovered on surfacing. Peter and Cathy came back with some cups and saucers from the galley which were cleaned up later by the Wanderers kitchen staff and filled with beer.
To repeat from last week: anyone who happens to have a copy of this month’s Outdoor UAE magazine will have seen a report on Geoff’s trek to Everest Base Camp. He’s raising money for cancer research and if anyone feels like supporting the cause contact him under his email "Geoffrey, Patch":