|Coast near Lady Bay, Stranraer|
It must be said that the freezing February dive was in a fresh water quarry and we were doing some training. I don't like diving in water as cold as that. When I first joined the Dumfries Sub Aqua Club, I was firm about no very cold water dives. This has relaxed and I'll dive in pretty much all temperatures. However, I do draw the line if there is actual ice on the surface of the water. It's no fun then.
In the spring the weather was lovely for a bit and the visibility in the sea was really quite good. This encouraging bit of weather soon settled back into a pattern of almost constant rain. It was particularly frustrating for members of the dive club with boats. They haven't had the boats out much.
It is now November, days are getting very short. I have my memories of warm dives in sunny locations to sustain me through the long winter ahead.