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 Botany Bay/Sydney

6-7 February 2010 

Coordinator: Scott Hunt and Jane Hunt 

The original trip notice has been archived.

Eight hardy souls drove up through driving rain from Canberra to Sydney on the Friday night, to find the campsite damp and drizzly. During the night, the rain and wind increased. During Saturday, the rain varied from light to torrential, with strong SE winds and big swells. Late Saturday, some of the punters piked out, with only the hard-core remaining. Saturday night saw even heavier rain and strong winds, just for a change.

The potential dive sites around Kurnell were scoped out on Saturday morning. With the winds, swells, rain, and the grey soup that was the water it was clear that there would be no diving for a while. Some contemplated a high-tide dive at Shiprock, but the dive shop advised that the likely viz was "inches" to "feet". The smart money was on the former, and nobody attempted it.

The accomodation was surprisingly quite OK. Some traffic noise (bring earplugs), but the place is perfectly functional, has an undercover area in the unlikely event that it should rain, it is easy to get to, not far from the all places we needed to go, and the locals seem friendly enough.

Saturday was quite enjoyable, being spent visiting the landing place of Captain Cook, and associated Museum, coffee, and lunch in Cronulla. The Cronulla dive shop rubbed it in by forcing us to watch a video of diving on the Coolidge. Others ventured further and purchased some flat-pack furniture from an establishment known for its wide range of flat-pack furniture.

Finally, some quotes from the weekend:
Russell, on parking in Cronulla: "This is some kind of hell"
Steve, on parking in Cronulla: "I hate Cronulla"
Jen, on parking in Cronulla: "Gosh! Lets never live here!"


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