I was aware that we had a space for a blog.  Hmmmm…  Life has been a bit hectic and it is only today that I have had the time to get here and have a look.  I remember that when we created it my comment was "Well, if we put it in there, there is nothing worse than having it just sit there with nobody updating it!"

Oh Dear, that is exactly what has happened.  Hence, I am totally unprepared.  What should I do?  You can't admit that … well, why not?  Okay, so you get the drift.  It is nice to see that some more explorations and the dive/BBQ have been added to the calendar.  We are coming out of our winter slumber.

I don't think that the world will end because the UASBC couldn't keep up with its blog (wasn't that supposed to be December 21st?).  The question is, what am I going to do about it?  I am shy about promising too much.  I can promise you that I will NOT blog every day.  Bronwen and I have set ourselves to dive every week, so it seems that a blog in a week should be reasonable.  If nothing else you can hear what I saw on the last dive and what I am looking forwards to in the next one.

So, the purposefully sunken sail boat at Singing Sands in Comox is the home of the largest Quillbacks that I have even seen.  They are as big as small Ling cod (who are also residents), and number about a dozen.  We have not yet made the aquaintence of the octopus who supposedly resides in and around the same wreck.

We are also learning that virtually every dive site from the middle of the Island northwards is to some degree current dependent.  The Sands seems to always have a back eddy from the north.  So when it is flooding (from south) there is a gentle current from the north.  When it is ebbing there is a pretty good current from the north.  We're not talking Gabe Passage, but on a large exchange one would certainly want to avoid the middle of the flow.

Okay, enough.  I'll plan a bit better for next week.  Cheers.      Eric C Young