The idea was to hang out at Shelly Beach in Manly with friends from the club but Ben A and Rob quickly snatched the opportunity to get some training done. Ross tried to humiliate the students by getting them to wander around the beach whilst wearing silly hats and string at a compass but the opportunity was wasted as a rain shower spoilt the fun. Our non-diving members were huddled under any cover they could get.... autumn in Sydney, nah.. more like Bognor. Rob, Ben and Ross went off to get some nav and dSMB drills done and two prospective members went off for a dive (welcome Bob & Amy) whilst the layabouts stopped the picnic blankets from blowing away (in the non-existent wind) and made sure that they took on extra food just in case they were too light. Luckily, they held off eating the lot so the divers could stuff their faces and then the sun came out. After lunch, Owen took over to add a level of pressionalism to the training and put the trainees through their paces. So, 6 dives done and a good catch-up with friends.. a top day out. Thanks to Michelle for organising and everyone who contributed quality sustenance.