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Old 28-06-2020, 10:47   #16
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Re: Paraplegic woman rowing solo from California to Hawaii found dead at sea

You're a hoot, Boatman. The things we do for love, huh? It's interesting to hear your experience.

Maybe I'm projecting too much of my own grief from losing friends so tragically too soon, but as much as we are all around the water all the time and some of us take more than a few risks in our pursuit of that adventure, it's just hard to hear about the ending rather than the journey.
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She was gutsy!
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Old 28-06-2020, 12:01   #17
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Re: Paraplegic woman rowing solo from California to Hawaii found dead at sea

It's just really sad to hear and my heart goes out to her family and friends. For us left behind, it can be so hard to hear of a loved one dying alone. We don't know but my guess would be heart attack. In any case, home is the sailor, home from the sea... rest in peace.
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[...]it's just hard to hear about the ending rather than the journey

That's poetic ... and true.


R.I.P., Angela.
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Old 28-06-2020, 16:21   #19
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Re: Paraplegic woman rowing solo from California to Hawaii found dead at sea

I’ve drown before. It’s not a terrible way to go. I can vividly recall looking up at the surface of the water and seeing the beautiful sunny, summer day above. Light shining down through the water.

It was incredibly peaceful actually. You didn’t feel like you were dying.

You aren’t choking like when you get water down the wrong pipe. You don’t feel like you can’t breathe. That choking only happens for a second or two then everything smooths out and you are happily breathing water, which doesn’t feel any different than air really.

After everything calms down, you feel just fine. Them your vision constricts down smaller and smaller until everything goes black. Then... nothing.

Next thing I knew I was upside down over the sand being held by my ankles coughing with water choking out everywhere. I was a kid at the time and an adult saved me.
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