Capel Dinorwic for the Dive Club Xmas gathering 2017

It’s the weekend before Christmas and where are BSAC 18 going. To Dinorwic (near Llanberis) of course. Our latest destination away from St Abbs to search for a shorter drive, a more reliable diving opportunity and a little luxury.

16 signed up for the annual bash with the opportunity to dive Vivian quarry at Llanberis. A new experience for most. Staying at Capel Dinorwic (a converted chapel) with excellent facilities for 16.

Friday evening the majority had a selection of chillis to choose from.

Saturday morning loomed a little gray and wet but the hardy 10 donned dive gear and wandered through the arch to the abandoned slate quarry / dive centre. The water was an unexpectedly pleasant 9 degrees and 40 minutes enough time to get a good appreciation of the underwater terrain. One dive was enough before a sojourn to Llanberis for lunch. A group dined at ‘Pete’s Eats’, the legendary climbers caff.

Some of the group adjourned to the pub whilst other wandered Caernarvon old town which was enjoying a little better weather.

The main event was looming fast. We tucked into our multi course traditional Christmas meal and drinks in the evening and enjoyed Jill’s party games.

Sunday was particularly gray although the group was not !  We enjoyed the traditional Sunday breakfast brunch. Those that were staying on had the opportunity of a nice walk alongside the Menai Straight. More than enough left overs for tea.

Thank yous to Richard for the accommodations and Jill for organising food and games. Thank you to all the cooks and bottle washers. A real group effort. See you next year !

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