Yearly Archives: 2008

Wilson Trail stages 3 and 4

Continuing from the previous weekend, Rita and I decided to carry on along the Wilson Trail. Having done the first 2 sections on Hong Kong island, we moved over to Kowloon and the New Territories. The Wilson Trail has come … Continue reading

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Gannets Diving for Fish

Another good BBC video. This time of gannets feeding, from both above and below the surface. Go and watch it at the BBC website. It’s a leading contender in BBC2′s wildlife programme “Nature’s Top 40″.

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NZ: Mt. Cook

Wed 19 Nov: The noise of the wind almost blowing the flysheet away meant we didn’t have a great night’s sleep in the tent, and we got up to a cloudier day. After a quick breakfast we headed off on … Continue reading

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BSAC Incident Report for 2008 available

The BSAC Incident Report for 2008 is now available from BSAC’s website. I’ve not had time to go through it in detail, but please download it from BSAC.

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NZ: Heading South

Tue 18 Nov: After getting up at some ridiculous hour in the morning and driving to Auckland airport, we found ourselves on a 06:10 flight to Christchurch. It was a bit cloudy over the North Island, but as we got … Continue reading

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NZ: Auckland

Mon 17 Nov: Audkland is known as the City of Sails, and there certainly are a lot of boats. Although we were walking along the waterfront, so perhaps that’s not surprising. There’s quite a lot of reference to the America’s … Continue reading

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Basking Shark Video

A good video from the BBC showing basking sharks feeding off Devon and Cornwall. It’s only 30 seconds long, so go and take a look. You can see it here.

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NZ: The Poor Knights

Sun 16 Nov: Cousteau rated them among the best 10 divesites in the world. I don’t have his broad experience, but I was pretty impressed with the Poor Knights.  We were diving with Dive! Tutukaka and they wanted us at … Continue reading

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Video of Great White breaking into a cage

Must be a slow news day. The newspapers seem to have picked up an old video from You Tube where a great white tears the front off a shark cage containing 2 divers. The video was posted on 7th November … Continue reading

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NZ: The Journey

Rather belatedly some blog entries relating to my recent trip to New Zealand with Rita. On Fri 14 November after the traditional last minute panics, I managed to get out of the office and to the Airport Express at 2pm. … Continue reading

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Wilson Trail stages 1 and 2

Great hiking weather in Hong Kong at the moment, so I skipped a dive and went walking instead. Our plan was to walk stage 1 and 2 of the Wilson Trail. Stage 1 of the Wilson Trail starts just north … Continue reading

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Google Earth includes Marine Protected Areas

Good news for Google Earth users, as they now have a layer for Marine Protected Areas available from the Google Earth Outreach site. You can download the relevant file here.  When you open it and zoom in, you can see … Continue reading

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