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Pappa Smudge
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PostSubject: Clogau Quarry   Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:57 pm

Thank you to my buddy, Andy K for giving me a hand.



MORE PICTURES ARE BEEN UPLOADED, but i'm having problems with the computer!

please come back later to find out more


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PostSubject: Re: Clogau Quarry   Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:04 pm

Where did u go
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PostSubject: secret mission   Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:10 pm

Were you checking the depth of the NEW BLUE LAGOON?
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PostSubject: Re: Clogau Quarry   Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:06 pm

OK so here we go.....

The Blue Lagoon was todays little excursion. Our first job was to investigate the area, have a good look round and find out what the site was about.

The water is at the bottom of a huge quarried hole. I took to the south edge of the quarry, some 130m above the water, along a sheer wall. Andy and Abbi took the easyier route to the waters edge. After a good look round at the site we headed back to the van. Next was lunch at the cafe opposite where we parked. Good food and it even as a gift shop!

After lunch we geared up and walked into the quarry. Now I think a twin set was a bit much for a walk and climb! but never the less we made it. Next we descended into the cold very clear water. With viz of over 20m and a beatiful colour of blue, this site was worth exploring. A max depth of just over 13m was recorded during our 40min dive. The bottom, though slate, it does have a fine silt which can easily be disturbed.

After a good walk and climb back to the van, the rains came... but we we're ready to depart for home.
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PostSubject: Re: Clogau Quarry   Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:17 pm






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PostSubject: Re: Clogau Quarry   Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:46 pm

20m viz in the UK - that is something. So the write-up in the book was right then. Sounds like it was a worthwhile trip. Look forward to diving it.
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PostSubject: Re: Clogau Quarry   Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:15 am

Viz unbelievable guys .The hike is like an Army excercise(with stops) but viz worth the trek. Unfortunately my camera had developed a "card error" when we hit the water so no pics from me!!! .
Worth the travelling of 1hr 40, which is only the same as capers. But stamina is required by the cart load, if walking from the road. Only 100 bar used on a 40 min dive (12ltr).
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PostSubject: Re: Clogau Quarry   Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:22 am

mine worked OK, are yes this was yours...


in the cafe there was a few pictures of the quarry - the on the wall showing the Blue lagoon was interesting - any tell me why (and not you Mr K)


and not forgetting the gift shop


here is the site taken as a montage - see if you can spot Andy and Abbi. You can see the viz is clear at over 100m above the water. Some of the cars can be seen at the left end of the lake.
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PostSubject: Re: Clogau Quarry   Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:21 am

It's back to front!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Clogau Quarry   Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:45 am

Well done - go to the top of the class
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PostSubject: Re: Clogau Quarry   Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:50 pm

Thanks Pa!! I was never near the top of the class when I was at skool!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Clogau Quarry   Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:21 pm

Shirley it's just taken from a diffrent angle???
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PostSubject: Re: Clogau Quarry   Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:28 pm

nope it defo the wrong way round

I noticed straight away. I thought i'd roughly taken from the same position.



now lets do a reverse with mine...



so conclusive that the picture is in reverse, taken from the other end of the quarry!
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PostSubject: Re: Clogau Quarry   Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:34 pm



Because of the confusion in names this site is going to be known as:

Clogau Quarry

'This is only the ProScuba name'



The reason behind the name, is there is already a Blue Lagoon and a Blue Pool. This quarry site is is now called Berwyn Slate Quarry, a business that still produces slate products. The orginal name for the quarry was 'Clogau Quarry, and seemed to date back to 1690. From my active caving days in this area, this was the area of GOLD, and clogau gold is still found in the local rivers.. so we may be lucky and find some in our new watery place.


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PostSubject: Re: Clogau Quarry   Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:28 pm

your'e picture is taken from the wrong end of the lake, same side diffrent end!
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PostSubject: Re: Clogau Quarry   Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:32 pm


Taken from white spot, looking down the quarry
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PostSubject: Re: Clogau Quarry   Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:36 pm

Then due to the nature of old cameras and lenses and stuff, it appears as a mirror image. But back in the day this was the right way round, if ya follow my drift.
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PostSubject: Uhhhh   Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:44 pm

Uhhhh??????????????????????????????

Is this a young peolpe thing
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PostSubject: Re: Clogau Quarry   Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:21 pm

Pappa Smudge wrote:
nope it defo the wrong way round

I noticed straight away. I thought i'd roughly taken from the same position.



now lets do a reverse with mine...



so conclusive that the picture is in reverse, taken from the other end of the quarry!

Thats what I said!!!

and i'd say it was just a printers error
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PostSubject: Re: Clogau Quarry   Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:23 pm

hang on - i did take one from the other end



and here is the cafe one reversed....

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PostSubject: Blue Hole   Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:53 pm

Which ever way the chuffing picture goes it looks like an interesting dive !! Thats if you don't pop your clogs walking up the mountain to get to it !!

With a depth of 11 - 12m I suggest single 7 coupled to a light weight BC, that should get you a 30 - 40 minute dive !

Killa could always use a single pony and do an hour !

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PostSubject: Re: Secret Mission Complete   Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:27 pm

Only 1 hour on a pony. Does that include using it whilst walking to the site!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Clogau Quarry   Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:32 pm

Pappa Smudge wrote:


Because of the confusion in names this site is going to be known as:

Clogau Quarry

'This is only the ProScuba name'



The reason behind the name, is there is already a Blue Lagoon and a Blue Pool. This quarry site is is now called Berwyn Slate Quarry, a business that still produces slate products. The orginal name for the quarry was 'Clogau Quarry, and seemed to date back to 1690. From my active caving days in this area, this was the area of GOLD, and clogau gold is still found in the local rivers.. so we may be lucky and find some in our new watery place.
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PostSubject: Re: Clogau Quarry   Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:03 pm

OH C##P I HOPE THAT WASNT WHAT I THREW AWAY???!!! .DONT TELL THEM WHERE IT IS SMUDGE WILL PICK U UP IN TEN MINUTES
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PostSubject: Re: Clogau Quarry   Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:07 pm

Re the walk to the site Killa I would recommend 100% O2 with an intraveinous adrenalin injection.ITS A RIGHT HIKE.

Fondly christened SCUBA CLIMBING!!
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