A great weekend has had by all. Trip Report by Clive.
After a lovely drive to Whitby and a few drinks, we stayed at Sneaton Castle, a very impressive place which served great breakfasts.
We met at the marina and launched both ribs. We then went out of the harbour to the Polruan and waited in the sun for slack water. This wreck was from 24 m deep with wreckage standing 4 m above the seabed. Vis was good, there were lots of bib, lobster and crabs hiding in the wreckage. The sunny weather and calm sea made conditions ideal for diving this wreck. There were huge boilers and lots of wreckage.
We then returned to Whitby and pulled over in the harbour to get some pasties for lunch.
Our 2nd dive, was the Rohilla just outside the harbour. We knew England had scored a goal from the roar as we went past the pubs!
The Rohilla was a shallow dive, broken up but with lots of wreckage including huge boilers. There were some very large lobsters and crabs and we spotted butterfish and a nudibranch.
We all went to an Indian restaurant for a lovely meal in the evening.
We met at the marina and had a fun 30 min rib ride to Robinhood’s Bay. We searched for the wreckage of the Brittania which was in the bay. We dropped the shot on what we thought might be wreckage and the first divers went in. The tide was running so divers put up a dsmb and did a drift dive along the sandy bottom. We didn’t find the wreck but we did find lots of baby flat fish and crabs. It was a pleasant drift with good light and visibility.
After returning to Whitby for our pasties, we took 1 rib out for a final dive on the Rohilla.
This was a great weekend with fantastic weather. Non divers were able to enjoy exploring Whitby and then join us socially.
Many thanks to Jon, Steve and Clive, (affectionately known as JWC tours) and to all the club members who showed such great teamwork and pulled together brilliantly.