On a very cloudy February morning that had all the weathermen shouting heatstroke alert with forecast temperatures in the 40c zone, a few members headed towards the Mornington Peninsula to cool off.
With ominous grey skies and temperatures in the high teens, the 40c swelter didn’t seem likely.
A newsflash of poor visibility at Cape Schanck was received and plans changed. Diverting, the off-ramp was taken with new destination Mornington Pier plugged into the GPS.
The grey skies lingered for a while but soon enough were burnt off.
Many hours and plunges later (including a black cormorant fighting for territory) the stingray, seahorses and multitude of fish bid us farewell.
After a well-deserved feed, the Mt Martha cliffs called the trio for a refreshing snorkel where many a budding spearo dressed in footy shorts was seen sporting brand new hawaiian slings.