May 09 10
Later in the year a trip to France is planned to do the usual sitting around in cafes thinking of good reasons not to do anything else all day. This is a difficult task and a well balanced team is needed if results are to be achieved smoothly. To make sure that this years effort would not turn out to be suboptimal Andrew organised a meet-up at Cromhall followed by a Bar-B-Q at his place so we could make sure that this years team has a good chance of achieving the goal. There is nothing worse that having a good cafe visit ruined by an over enthusiastic team member suggesting a dive.
At Cromhall Andrew found that his rebreather was leaking from several places. Steve found that his drysuit most defiantly wasn’t. Toby showed that continuing with a dive because there was plenty of gas left was not an option. And I demonstrated the use of a piece of kit that had been lashed together with bungee and cable ties in ten minutes but was wholly inappropriate for the situation. Unfortunately we were all shown up by Andrew R who turned up without any dive gear because it was to much effort to put it in the car. He is not coming on the trip to France but he has set the benchmark for the rest of us. Long cafe stops look to be assured.
After the dive we all departed for the Bar-B-Q which went well and no small furry animals were put on the griddle.
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