Friday, December 29, 2006

Gently does it at Portsmouth..

Pleasant dive today with Dan and Christopher at Portsmouth Harbour. There was a specific objective, which was to get some decent pics of the STOP sign on the line to the Stacked Hulls. This was comprehensively achieved, helped by excellent visibility; probably as much as 50 feet in the shallows and not much less in deeper water.

The water temperature showed up on my computer as 39F (4C), but Christopher had 38F. Balmy conditions compared to an air temperature of -11C (12F). Despite the sunny skies, it was still a little disconcerting to watch a mini ice rink form at your feet as your suit drained off during the undressing phase. Little fish life today, less the ubiquitous (and seemingly invulnerable) Gobies. but we did see a beautiful little Crayfish half under the pipe on the way out.

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