Saturday, January 27, 2007

Short lived dive at Rockport...

Geoff and Pat had a short lived dive at Rockport today. Entry and exit were difficult as the river has finally frozen over and the ice is quite thick at the boat ramp. We managed to break a hole open by the Rockport Boat Lines dock ladder where the ice was only about 1" thick. Unfortunately the weather man was grossly wrong today with the temperatures at least 10˚ colder than forecast (-3˚ C). Geoff had a freeflow shortly after entering the water which wouldn't thaw itself out. The ladder also iced over a bit in the freezing rain and is not recommended as a winter entry point when air temps are below freezing. Shortest dive yet this year, but still better than sitting around inside!!

1 comment:

MikeH said...

Yep - it's definitely becoming more challenging. Thanks for sharing this experience with us, Pat. Dianne and I had to sort out two second stage freeflows yesterday, but we were lucky enough to find open water. Today, the same spot was firmly frozen up...