"Alfie's" is a TERRIBLE address to go home to! It's only a few feet deep at best, and treacherous because the channel moves across the mouth. Local knowledge is all-important, and really only the locals would do it, and Dennis is one of the few ppl I know of who would take a cat thru! But his cats are quite special- sort of Darts-on-steroids, and they go like heck. Easy enough to squirt one through the breakers on the Kowie, so for one to get trashed like that must mean gear-failure.