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8:17 AM
Hi @Sue
didn't want to go into details in comments around this question: outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/16332/…
I must admit I don't really see how this wouldn't be in scope? Can you clarify?
A clove hitch is a common climbing knot and slacklining is an outdoor pursuit (at least as much as climbing I'd say).
Interested to hear your thoughts?
@gerrit English people like swimming pools. You need to remember, when the hell is it hot enough so swim outside?! Like once every 5 years! :)
 
 
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9:45 AM
Morning all :)
 
 
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10:49 AM
@Liam in Scotland we like swimming in the sea. Admittedly the North Atlantic Drift hits the West coast of Scotland so our water is a bit warmer than down south
@anderas morning
 
11:03 AM
@RoryAlsop Have you seen the irish sea lately! :D
@RoryAlsop The seas are much nicer in scotland. It doesn't quite have the same ambience when your swimming in mud brown water....
> The Irish Sea has been described by Greenpeace as the most radioactively contaminated sea in the world
The Irish Sea (Irish: Muir Éireann / An Mhuir Mheann, Manx: Y Keayn Yernagh, Scots: Erse Sea, Scottish Gaelic: Muir Èireann, Ulster-Scots: Airish Sea, Welsh: Môr Iwerddon) separates the islands of Ireland and Great Britain. It is connected to the Celtic Sea in the south by St George's Channel, and to the Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland in the north by the North Channel. Anglesey is the largest island within the Irish Sea, followed by the Isle of Man. The sea is occasionally, but rarely, referred to as the Manx Sea (Irish: Muir Meann, Manx: Mooir Vannin, Scottish Gaelic: Muir Mhanainn...
Though I don't think it's as polluted as it once was
 
11:21 AM
While I (and the kids) do swim off Prestwick regularly, I was more meaning up past Skye or all the way up to Orkney
 
@Liam By English standards anything above 18°C is “bloody hot” so swimming should be possible frequently!
 
12:00 PM
In seriousness, it's true that it's not pleasant frequently, which is why I'm extra eager to go out for a swim when I do have the opportunity to do so without getting cold.
 
12:56 PM
@gerrit Weathers going down hill for a while so :P
@Liam Our sears are all shocking - especially past the 30m mark - hence this! projectaware.org/node/22
 
 
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2:19 PM
@Aravona to be fair, I'd rather swim off the UK than anywhere in the mediterranean :-)
water quality around Scotland is rather good
 
2:37 PM
@RoryAlsop I have seen from a friend who has a flat near Inverness - always gorgeous beack photos
But a lot of the crap sinks down below recreational dive limits and it is not always nice stuff.
 
2:56 PM
@Aravona agreed
 
3:09 PM
It's funny, this world needs clean seas, lots of trees, and happy bees....
 
3:56 PM
Stop the presses....
I used the word several for 20...
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A: How does water depth affect swimming safety? Why those signs that say DANGER: deep water?

LiamIn the UK, many of these signs are in old disused and flooded quarries and mines or reservoirs. The issue with any of these sites is they are typically incredibly deep (like 100m~) and become deep very fast. I know of at least one reservoir where within 2m of the shore it drops to the point where...

 

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