St Abbs, August 2018.
After the usual bank holiday crawl up the A1 it was lovely to drop into a warm welcome from Bev and everyone at the New Inn in Coldringham for a pint and a meal, really sets the tone for a good weekend.
A good nights sleep in Rock House and a hearty breakfast provided by Rachel Crowe set us all up for the first dive, Petticowick. Plenty of natural light showed this site in all its glory. Coated in sponges and dead mens fingers the area was alive with crustaceans of all kinds. This was a nice chilled dive for the group consisting of a few first timers and all had a cracking dive.
After a run back to recharge cylinders, Shore Diver with Paul at the helm does not hang around, our second dive was Wuddy Rocks. The swim through and channels made this an interesting dive with walls of anemones lining the gullies.
Saturday evenings off gassing was again at the New Inn, one visit is never enough as the food is spot on after a days diving.
Day 2 started a little overcast but sea conditions were good Black Carrs was a good choice of sites to start. Abundant sea life with beautiful Dahlia Anemones and soft corals made this a spectacular dive nicely rounded off with a wolf fish for good measure.
Final dive was Weasel Lock. A lot of debris on this site but rising out of the kelp forest is a wall of pure white dead mens fingers and sponges with crabs of all varieties scattered around. Even found a large flounder scuttling along the bottom.
As usual the people make the trip and this group was no exception. Unusual high proportion of new and new to the UK divers amongst the group all coping magnificently with the more strenuous conditions found in UK diving. Thanks to everyone who made this a special trip.
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