First day open after lockdown. An opportunity to finish some training.
On the surface it’s cold (3 degrees) and grey but under the water a toasty (well almost) 9 degrees. Pity about all the rain ruining the visibility. Very quiet, only 20 cars = 20 divers.
Just had a great weekend at Etland House, Preston Patrick, just off junction 36 M6.
The astute amongst you will have noted that Capernwray is off junction 35 so very convenient for our Saturday dip.
Foreboding weather forecasts all week of snow and ice but in the event travelling up on Friday 14th December was easy going. The surface conditions on Saturday were not warm but nothing like the predicted -6 degree feeling with wind chill or freezing hail. It was more pleasant in the water at 8 degrees. We did have a number of wimps duck out of the diving but 4 hardy souls did have enjoyable dives in peace and quiet.
We felt well deserving of our Christmas dinner on Saturday evening.
And up for a walk in the morning sunshine on Sunday before brunch. A gentle stroll round Grange-over-Sands front in the afternoon walked off the stuffed feeling.
An excellent weekend despite being diving lite and food heavy !