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Old 12-08-2015, 23:27   #31
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Re: Dangerous Swim : Places I Would NOT Swim

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Lessons learned:

Water is really hard when you hit it fast and at the wrong angle.
Skin, fibreglass and speed mix; just pick any two.
Gills are useful things underwater; lungs, not so much.
You can swallow enough water to keep you going well into the night.
Water is not the only thing in a water park pool.
Lifeguard girls at water parks are really cute, but not much help at lifeguarding.
If you're prepared for the shock, you can survive a headfirst shotgun second time around.
Cute lifeguard girls will throw you out of the park if you try for best of three.
Don't do stupid stuff, you only win stupid prizes.
The lesson that I learnt the first time I went down a big waterslide on my back, feet first: Keep your legs together unless you want an instant enema!
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Old 13-08-2015, 03:14   #32
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Re: Dangerous Swim : Places I Would NOT Swim

My no go zones:

Near a boat engine or generator exhaust or "teak surfing",

Near sewer outfall, crowded Med harbor, or storm overflow,

Red tide, or an oil spill,

Near a fishing pier (holy flying fish hooks, Batman!),

Jetski-infested waters,

In the exclusion zone of a Navy or other sensitive ship,

Downstream of an EPA or FEMA old mine work site,

Downstream of a political debate.
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Re: Dangerous Swim : Places I Would NOT Swim

Guanabara Bay....Rio de Janeiro !!!

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Old 13-08-2015, 09:14   #34
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Re: Dangerous Swim : Places I Would NOT Swim

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I would not swiim inside a marina. I suppose there might be one somewhere that isnt completely filthy but even those might have stray electricity running around.
Id risk the stray electrical current, but not the black water coming out of the boats there.
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Re: Dangerous Swim : Places I Would NOT Swim

OMG YES....stay out of the FL water...unless it's in a swimming pool, and even then be careful.

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Re: Dangerous Swim : Places I Would NOT Swim

I don't consider this to be particularly dangerous, but some might.
To me, it's well worth the fun.

Dive-planing with dolphins behind my sailboat in the Gulf Stream last June.

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