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Discussion in 'Off Gassing' started by Doomanic, Jun 15, 2009.
Hopefully it was waiting on the boat for you when you got off the lift.
Got a less than enjoyable 12 hour drive to do today. Heading up to Scapa with @Herrhair for the centenary week.
Do everything you can to avoid doing your share of the driving, he really likes that...
Hop you've declared your gas for the ferry
Which boat are you on? Do have fun and please add your stories to the Scapa thread - photos even.
Try to stop at every Burger King. You can work your way through the menu , apparently.
No, her big sister Valhalla.
Valhalla's a lovely boat. Her heavy weight flattens the sea when you're alongside for picking up.
Really looking forwards to my next trip up to Scapa in September.
Yes, we declared our gas because we are good boys and I have £150 of helium onboard that I didn’t want to risk dumping. Did I say helium? I meant air.
My -- and @jps -- 60m 'mix dive on the Gul has been cancelled due to the weather. 'Tis a strange one this early summer, one day it's lovely (today) the next it's crap.
Means I may as well go in to the office... but I'll be dreaming of the dives to come
I hope you didn’t end up wasting the mix on a 6m dive in Wraysbury???
This year has been the worst I recall. We've had few good weekends and a selection of good single days. not so bad for us but for folk travelling it must be grim.
About normal so far, we’ve had a few weekends already, early season tends to be good, mid season variable, late good
Got to love the global warming
Different expectation or maybe you are just well 'ard?
We are looking for offshore diving, where hiding behind the limestone windbreak really isn't helpful, and also less tolerant of winds and swell. My current dive tally is about half of the last few years.
You can afford to bin off a weekend you don’t like as you’re there all the time, we have to make the best of it.
It’s like those foreign holidays when you look at the sea after the school just said we’re not going out “it’s too rough” thinking, that’s not even a F3.
You’re getting spoilt
I understand the compromises and the associated pain. I too spent many weeks watching the changing, or borderline, weather forecast with concern as my dive weekend and accommodation commitment approached.
Maybe I am getting it spoilt. Somewhere between F3 and F4 and is where we draw the line, although direction is important. I think of it as fortunate. Yesterday, with no wind and a millpond-like sea on a small neap tide, we went out for a quick run to the Apache and had a pleasant dive and rescued a couple of crabs and were back for lunch. Geography can be so important.
I saw the pic’s
Not jealous at all. Keep the pics going, it is some comfort to know other people are enjoying what I can’t right now.
Geography’s a bitch, but I’m not sure the jobs market on the isle can sustain a me.
Maybe in 20 odd years in retirement I’ll get to live by the sea (although plan currently is it will be the Ionian Sea)
This weekend is 50/50 for me, my suit is in o’three for many hundreds of pounds of sorting but should be ready for Friday, if the weather looks right and I can get a few together (clubs in scapa) then I may be down. But it’s a bit wobbly on the forecast.
I use windy as an app, what do the locals use? (Is there a better local forecast)
Having an extension fitted?