Monday, 30 November 2009

Run Geordie Run sinks to new depths!

Have a look at this superb photo! I was gob smacked when I first saw it. It was sent to me by work colleague Richard Scholfield who was also a very generous sponsor of my run from John O'Groats to Lands End in 2007.

Richard was one of the first people to buy a Run Geordie Run t-shirt and he's obviously put it to very good use in an attempt to help spread the word of the next big run across the USA in 2011.

The photo was taken at a depth of 30 metres on the floor of "The Canyon"; a famous dive site near Dahab, on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.

I'm reliably informed that 30 metres is generally accepted as the maximum depth achievable using recreational scuba equipment! Richard went on to explain "The wall behind us rises about 10-12m vertically, and there is a similar wall (creating the canyon) just behind the photographer, so its a fairly claustrophobic place, and not an easy dive.". Wow!

Pictured from left to right are Doug Biggs (Instructor & Guide), Susi Moser and Richard Scholfield. It sounded like a bit of a multinational effort, as Susi is Swiss, and the camera was deftly wielded by Mia, who is Swedish!