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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:29 pm

Were there waves in this ocean?- Halfwise

Well it is a sea loch- so it varies.

We went swimming at this place- Lazaretta Point- its a WW2 memorial.

On a good day it looks like this-





On a normal day like this-



And instead of that big empty loch you have to picture this in it, tannoys going, alarms, bells shrill whistles, distanct sound of Americans cursing floating acorss the water, boats buzzing back and forth, submarines coming and going ect.



Eldo should have got your Dad to just chuck you in- sink or swim, literally!

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Post by Eldorion on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:33 pm

We went to a swimming pool though and I don't think the lifeguards would have appreciated that. It's a bit of a drive to the nearest natural swimming areas here, unfortunately.

Speaking of lifeguards though, I did meet the chillest lifeguard ever at this little pool I used to go to. There wasn't a diving board so he let us kids jump from his raised seat into the deep end. I have no doubt he would have been fired if anyone ever reported him. Laughing
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:36 pm

Im afraid in my youth Eldo it was quite common to teach your kids to at least tread water by just chuckng them in- even in swimming pools lifeguards or no.

But with todays health and safety nonsense I doubt you could these days. Mad

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Post by Norc on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:38 pm

well, i have swimmed with floating devises too..
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:43 pm

Its amazing how fast you work out as a kid how to tread water when the the other choice is drowning!
Besides its actually not to tricky to tread water once you get over the fear bit- just paddle with your feet, stay upright and move your arms in half circles on the water surface, starting with your hands near your chest and move them outwards in an arc from your body. Repeat- and amazingly you will just stay there bobbing happily in the water, well until your legs get too tired!

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Post by Norc on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:49 pm

i know the theory i just.. when it comes to it, i suck. but srsly. this summer. imma gonna learn how to swim. or get a boyfriend. or both.
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Post by halfwise on Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:02 pm

You can get both solved in 5 minutes. Once it gets warm, find your way to the local swimming hole where everyone is dressed with nothing to hide, you dress the same. Pick out a likely specimen, wiggle your way up to him and make big brown eyes: "please young sir, I'm all alone and have been looking to fulfill a life-long dream - once I saw you I felt immediately you were fated to be my guide into this new chapter of my life....I'm so nervous but I trust you and... would you help me learn how to swim?"

Bingo, two goals at once.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:09 pm

Mmm if I was 18 and some pretty young thing sidled up to me in a swimsuit begging my help I think I would have a) assumed her mates were about somewhere laughing b) be expecting my trunks to get wipped off for a laugh c) if she seemd genuinely serious, Id probaby have run away!

But then those are Scots lassies Im talking about. Mad

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Post by halfwise on Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:17 pm

Your education comes a little too early in Scotland. silent

There's sure to be enough clueless guys in Fjordlandia for Norc to take advantage of. They think cross country skiing is cool: obviously the land of innocence.

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Post by Norc on Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:21 pm

Shocked i don't think i got the balls for that.
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Post by halfwise on Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:24 pm

Just leave your hair down. You're irresistible. Trust me, just try it once - you don't even have to see the guy again, just tell him you'll meet him at the pool next time and don't go back. Typical escape clause.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:45 pm

i don't think i got the balls for that.- Norc

Your not supposed to have them! (That would be forward, even for a Scots Lass Shocked )

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Post by Norc on Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:12 pm

oh you guys Razz we'll see.. heh.. if i can find any decent swimming pools far far away from here...(small town)
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Post by Mrs Figg on Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:10 am

I used to swim in a team for Manchester, I even swum against the Dutch in Rotterdam, and won at breast stroke. OOer missis saucy. srsly I love swimming its the only sport I do or like to do, I used to be really fit well athletic level fit and now I am not, and totally lazy. I stil love hot water though, theres a hot mineral spring swimming pool near us its 39 degrees and gorgeous.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:27 am

Well of course you can swim. Who ever heard of an eel wrangler that couldnt swim!

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Post by Mrs Figg on Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:40 am

Laughing

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:11 am

This thread is telling me more about Halfwise's fantasies than I ever wanted to know. Suspect
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Post by halfwise on Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:16 am

Oh stop it right there. I'm just telling Norc how to play on any young man's fantasies. It's the damsel in distress gambit, nudging a guy into thinking HE gets to be the hero. Oldest technique in the book.

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Post by chris63 on Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:11 am

azriel wrote:But um, how does the water stay in, it doesnt appear to have an edge? And whats to stop you swimming right off? = petty
My answer ?......................................... fuck knows !!

Me in Bali in a similar pool at Lombok island. The pools right on the edge of a cliff. great day out.


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Post by chris63 on Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:53 am

A giant granite flared slope. Wave Rock, Western Australia.


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Post by Mrs Figg on Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:34 pm

halfwise wrote:It's nice to have found places that aren't so famous and touristy. Most of the non-touristy spots I've been too were before digital cameras. But in the digital camera era I like Gibralter:


And there's always Machu Picchu:


cheers Halfy in Macho Picchu! did you get high place queazyness? how high is it anyway off sea level?

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Post by Mrs Figg on Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:38 pm

chris63 wrote:
azriel wrote:But um, how does the water stay in, it doesnt appear to have an edge? And whats to stop you swimming right off? = petty
My answer ?......................................... fuck knows !!

Me in Bali in a similar pool at Lombok island. The pools right on the edge of a cliff. great day out.



look at that lovely hot gorgeous pool when we are freezing our goolies off in subarctic snow fields- No I really want some sunshine.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:31 pm

temple in Chiang Rai




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Post by Eldorion on Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:42 pm

That pool is gorgeous but the edge and the "Depth 150 m" sign are giving me pause. Shocked
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Post by Norc on Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:45 pm

Can i just point out that this therese was succsessfully norced?
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