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Old 12-05-2014, 02:42 PM
 
Location: In transition
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At these latitudes and on lakes?? No no real great beaches...do not get me wrong the Pacific northwest can have stunningly beautiful coastline landscapes...mountains, vegetation, etc....but the fact there is a sandbar is totally indifferent there could be flattish rocks it would not make any difference...the elements that make a great and livable beach are not there....conversely, Hawaii for example, can have very lousy beaches (murky and dangerous waters, wind, sand consistency, etc...) with beautiful surrounding scenery...a tropical locale does not make automatically a beach great.
Some lake beaches can be nice and the shallow ones at the mid latitudes can get quite warm in summer often warmer than much more southerly ocean locations for a portion of the year. I agree with you that it is a different experience but I don't consider that an ocean beach experience will be inherently better just because it's on an ocean. It depends on a number of factors.. I have some great memories as a kid going swimming at a lake in the summer and even knowing what I know now about tropical ocean beaches, I don't think that takes away from the experiences I had.
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Old 12-05-2014, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Psst....people skinny dip in Moscow in January........
Well, yes and no.
They chop a hole in the ice and plunge into the icy water on Epiphany.
It's a religeous thing.
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Old 12-05-2014, 05:45 PM
 
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??? If you follow his posts on this thread, he didn't start out that way.
I'm always that way...you just do not always pay enough attention.....

However despite your attempts to jinx my business trip, here there is a beautiful sunny sunset and very balmy...I'm depressed...
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Old 12-06-2014, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I'm always that way...you just do not always pay enough attention.....

However despite your attempts to jinx my business trip, here there is a beautiful sunny sunset and very balmy...I'm depressed...
I admit I do fade in and out occasionally

I wasn't trying to jinx your trip, I was just looking at the forecast...looks like the rain has moved to Sunday
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Old 12-07-2014, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Australia, by a wide margin. Just the weather alone would make my decision.
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