Well, what an interesting day this turned out to be.
We headed out of Dolan's Bay and as soon as we got going there was
something odd. The water as he headed East appeared to be flowing
against itself. This was quite unusual to watch. The
incoming tide was flowing in, against the surface water that was being
pushed out by the strong S-SW wind. Once out of the bay the swell
was quite small and there was little wind effect. So we headed
South for the Undola. The water became a bit more choppy as we
headed down and we hugged closer to the coast. It was when we
reached the open shore of the beach that the water really chopped up,
and the seas got much bigger. We battled on, getting within 1.5km
of the Undola. But the seas were too rough, we would have been
able to anchor, so we turned around. We had been getting quite a
bit of splash from the seas and thought that now the wind was at our
backs we would fair well. It was good until a wave behind us
pushed us forward and down into the next wave. We were swamped.
Gone were our sunnies and beanies. And everything in the boat was
drenched. The bilge pump worked hard as we struggled to get our
selves back together. After that, all thought of the Tug was gone
and we limped over to Barrons. At Barrons the sea was flat and
calm. So that's where we dived. Lot's of PJs and great viz.
Wayne kitted up for a second dive but I was cold and weary and stayed on