Going swimming!

Started by zaxxon, July 10, 2014, 12:00:41 pm

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zaxxon

I am blessed to live near some of the most finest swim holes in the Western US. Here's a spot that is very private (yet fairly easy to access), the water is clean and flowing with a water temp on that day of 77 f. (25 c). Now if I can only get Realflow to do that with TG! Shot with a Panasonic DMC-TS3, the "theater mode" is probably the best resolution viewing option.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ggx8SgksM38

Oshyan

I know of what you speak, and you're absolutely right - some of the finest swimming spots anywhere! :)

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kalwalt

Amazing place! you are very lucky! swims also for us :)
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PabloMack

July 23, 2014, 10:30:00 pm #4 Last Edit: July 23, 2014, 10:31:42 pm by PabloMack
My two most memorable swims were in the Venezuelan Guyana Highlands and in the mountains of northern Honduras. In the former there were some little Corydoras like catfish about 3~4cm long, bright green with red spots. For the latter my wife and I sat resting on some rocks while we watched a bright scarlet king snake swim across the pool where we had been moments before. For me, there is nothing like catching a rare glimpse of native wildlife doing what they have been doing for millions of years. Walking up a ridge to the spot where we saw the king snake there were swift streams on both sides so you got the sounds of rapids in stereo.

archonforest

Quote from: PabloMack on July 23, 2014, 10:30:00 pm
Venezuelan Guyana Highlands...


Just googled this highlands and found something amazing. See attached pix. Wonder if this was done by mother Earth or some aliens?
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Zairyn Arsyn

Florida has many excellent swimming spots, but pollution, water bottling companies, and invasive plant life is ruining it. :(





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TheBadger

Here is a place I go a few times in the summer. Not very big, but a lot of pools to hangout in. The pool in this 1st image is deep enough to jump from the cliff walls... Just aim for the middle area ;) Last image prob gives best idea of the area. But it much longer than you can see here.

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http://smg.photobucket.com/user/tim_archer/media/pewits09/pewit10.jpg.html
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It has been eaten.

Dune

This is what we have.... but there's already someone in  >:(

archonforest

Badger, that is a very nice place!
I have nothing fancy around... ???
...just an ocean about 20 meters from the house ::)
So since the water was pretty warm (17C/63F) I went to swim too 8)
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kalwalt

Quote from: archonforest on July 26, 2014, 04:06:53 am
Badger, that is a very nice place!
I have nothing fancy around... ???
...just an ocean about 20 meters from the house ::)
So since the weater was pretty warm (17C/63F) I went to swim too 8)

which Ocean Atlantic, Pacific or what?
I' m quite lucky too, my city Trieste is near the sea and  i can go to swim in about 20-30 min, but if i want to see a wonderful sea we goes in Croatia ( Istria or Dalmatia... ) i was a few days ago for 3 days holydays on Cres island http://croatia.hr/en-GB/Destinations/Islands/Island/Cres?ZHNcNTgy and it's amazing, i recommend to you if you plan an holiday on this part of the world...
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archonforest

Temp brainfart... :o
I got a see and not an ocean :P
The Baltic one. Nice but coooold :-\
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kalwalt

Quote from: archonforest on July 26, 2014, 09:32:56 am
Temp brainfart... :o
I got a see and not an ocean :P
The Baltic one. Nice but coooold :-\

i can imagine... not very famous as a warm place! ;)
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archonforest

True but still it kinda compensate being almost in my backyard :D :D
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