By Bill King

By Bill King

23rd November 2021

Club members attending this weekend back on the 17th, 18th and 19th September were Sue Eyres, Chris Smith, Rick Bastin, Harry Bowden, Peter Eastland, Tom Ingram and Bill King.

Thursday Evening

Tom Ingram booked the Five Pilchards. Bill King arrived first and after purchasing beer sat at table with reserved for Tom on. Tom and Lucy joined me at the table. Pete Eastland arrived and asked at bar table booked for Mr Ingram? Landlord came to table and informed us that the Table was booked for Mr Tom! We proceeded to move to correct table.

Friday

We were on the Kitten shuttle . Set off in rough conditions and had a reasonable morning dive on Darren’s Crack. The afternoon dive was on the Kitten. The dive site was Helford River, scallops and plenty of marine life. The evening meal was at the White Hart, St Keverne. Sue, Chris, Rick and Harry joined us and it was uneventful.

Saturday

We were out all day on the Cat. The morning dive was the Citrine. Today she lies upside down, bows to the NNE stern to the SSW, in about 18-25m adjacent to rocky reef. The location is tidal and should be dived on slack water. The afternoon dive was Black Hand reef plenty of Nudibranch etc. Saturday we had a barbecue at the Porthkerris apartments  with Bill, Chris,Harry, Pete and Rick.

Harry and Rick met Bill’s challenge for 93% pork sausages by driving into Helston and getting an excellent mix of barbecue fare with 97% pork sausages. A good evening was had by all and the beer and wine helped the evening go well.

Sunday

We were on the Cat all day. The morning dive was the Mohegan at 22 metres. We went down the shot line with the tide still running. At the bow we let go of the shot line and were in a fast drift situation. Chris Smith and Bill King hit the boilers in a matter of minutes! We sheltered behind the boilers and did a limited exploration we proceeded down the wreck for a few minutes we completed the 146mMetre length of wreck and put up the DSMB. The rest of the group followed.  

The afternoon dive was the Hera wreck. Today the Hera lies well broken up and scattered on a rock an nose anemones. There is plenty here to see and lots of fish life especially large Pollack and a large  orange coloured starfish.

We sorted our kit and all agreed it was another good Seahorse Dive Club trip.  Set off home