We planned to go to Loch Long one of the west of Scotland's sea lochs in Argyle & Bute.
|Old pier - Loch Long|
It is still quite dark at 07.30 but we all showed up on time. We got our tanks and we were off!
As we drove north to our destination, I noted with glee that there wasn't a breath of wind, there was no snow (or fog) and the temperatures that had been quite low for some weeks had eased and it was a mild day.
The water temperature was at about 6 C. That's not too bad but I prefer it to be a bit warmer. The visibility was good. The overcast conditions meant that the dive was rather dark. As we got deeper, it got darker.
There were a few things to see - squat lobsters, crabs, tiny fish zipping back under rocks as we approached them. I think if we were to do that dive again, I would stay shallow and poke around in the sea weed rather than to go deeper.
Sadly, we didn't find Conger Alley, but it was dark and only one of us had ever been there before. It is still there and we can always go back. We still saw plenty of things that interest us. I took my camera into the sea with me, but I didn't take any photos. I will save that for another time when the light is a bit better.