Diving, Red Sea Egypt

First day scuba diving in the Red Sea at Sharm El Shiekh. On days like this you realise how lucky we are! The sea was crystal clear, and the corals / fish truly breathtaking. The images below taken by a professional underwater photographer. The only thing missing is a manta ray, which despite its huge size the photographer missed.

Alan M’s 40something Birthday

What do you get the man that’s got everything for his birthday. (No not a fire extinguisher for his cake.) I organised a morning climbing. The Climbing Works is an indoor bouldering wall – bouldering is climbing without the need for ropes or harnesses. Following an induction that seemed to take for ages, we got our first attempt at bouldering. Excellent morning, and big soft crash mats if you fall.

Boys and their toys!

My existing car developed gearbox and clutch trouble following two years of cheap reliable motoring. It was my intension to purchase another BMW 3 series. However after much shopping round, nothing seemed to fit the mileage, history and price that suited me. Two seater convertible for the summer?

Glider Flight – Sutton Bank

What a fantastic surprise for my birthday. Under pretence of finding a coffee shop (a very good one) Alan and Gill led me to the North Yorkshire moors. Then about 5 miles from Sutton Bank looking up into the sky, I realised my fate.  Following some brief safety checks, and the fitting of a parachute, my introduction to gliding began. 

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