We were slightly tempted to give the Victoria Star a rest and do something different at the weekend – I mean how many weeks running do you go to the same place? But none of the suggested alternatives are going away any time soon and Derek was keen to visit the new target have missed the last few weeks. None of us needed a lot of persuading.
So the Victoria Star it was and the sea was more or less flat giving a quick journey out there. The current was mild to start with so the exploration continued. There are one two nice swim throughs in the accommodation area although obviously care is needed. Some of the wooden doors are disintegrating and we’ll probably remove them completely over the next little while. The marine growth continues to take hold – at the moment the wreck becomes noticeably more encrusted each week.
By the time it got to the second dive, both the sea state and the current had increased significantly to the point where one or two of us aborted having found it impossible to reach the anchor line. It has to be said that this decision was encouraged by the sight of Derek producing a few cans of Fosters. The trip home was rough and wet although Geoff did the best he could – the photo attached might give some idea.
Ian Hussey and Dive Club writers.