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Old 31-12-2010, 18:48   #46
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Just say nooooo to sharks! I would sooner swim with Orca's.

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This one shortly after having killed a surfer :
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:06   #48
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Thanks for the nice film, Oz. I nearly spoiled my skiddies; and I'm sitting in the living room!

On my Atlantic crossing I was becalmed three times; and, yes, I went swimming. There's something quite hypnotic about looking at the vanishing point of your shadow in 5 kilometres of water!

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Much speculation about lightning strikes and unscientific talk of odds. The possibility may be a million to one but, somewhere in the world, there are certainly more than a million people swimming. So, statistically, someone's going to get it. Remember, to you, in mid ocean, it only needs to happen once.

I have an informal arrangement with the toothy fellas; I don't put on air tanks and go and bother them; they don't put on water tanks and come and bother me. So far both sides have scrupulously observed this deal.

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Without getting into the water one misses a lot of the pleasure crusing haso offer.
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Some friends of mine were becalmed just of the Canaries at the start of their crossing, late afternoon a pod of whales came drifting up and settled around them... they each tied a long line from the boat to an ankle and went over with a water camera... the shots were amazing especially seeing each take turns grabbing a fin... youngsters and older females they thought..
Dunno if I could do that..
And definitely not with the pod of orca that visited me once.....
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although that sounds so cool, and if i were there, i would be wanting to do the same, that is not the right/best thing to do...befriending or reducing the strangeness of human / whale interaction is probably going to back fire as someone either feeds them something they shouldnt, or the whales think a whaling ship is going to feed or pet them

but, i would definately have to think about what i would do in that situation as well, cause i would love to see those creatures up front and personal too...

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