Quite often on a Sunday morning I am getting in the car to meet up with the men and women of the Dumfries Sub Aqua Club.
I distinctly remember hefting an air cylinder into the car at five in the morning, looking up to the dark sky and seeing snowflakes start to come down. When it gets as cold as that, I will now pack a hot water bottle wrapped in a big towel. This keeps my change of clothes warm for most of the day AND if anybody in the group has a hypothermia situation, I've got a hot water bottle already primed. Some of us feel the cold more than others.
I'm not at the pack the hot water bottle stage just yet . . . . but just as day follows night, December follows November and the hot water bottle will be pressed into service again.
We may be diving here tomorrow:
Wemyss Bay. (pronounced "weems" bay.)
Let's hope the sea conditions stay as calm as they are right now.