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September 23, 2005

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I've spent a lot of my life around the water in southeast Georgia. I learned to swim at an early age and water never frightened me. Hell, I was a certified lifeguard for a while.

But I've seen the ocean get angry, and that ain't a pretty sight when you can't see land. It can be an invigorating experience, to say the least.

The sea is an extremely Darwinian environment for human beings. People who are harmless screw-ups on land cause tragedies when they go out on the water. It's funny, because boating is so enjoyable, you don't feel like you're in danger all the time. But you are.

steve H..

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Never been on the ocean, just some big lakes. And THEY scared the crap out of me when a front rolled through and the wind picked up strong.

The lake patrol here pulls people in all the time because they didn't respect what water & wind can do. I can't imagine open ocean with a storm coming in.

Posted by: Mark on September 23, 2005 10:05 AM

The angry sea is better when you can't see land, as I understand it.

If you can see land, you're in danger of getting washed onto coastal rocks or the beach.

Posted by: Sigivald on September 23, 2005 01:50 PM

I just happened to find your site, I suspect you are well meaning but uninformed. Your views on global warming are an example. While I know Science is 'out' on this there is a developing view that Global warming is the cause of rapid shifts in climate, ie hurricance and the increase in their intensity and that this will continue. I wish life was like you would wish it, but it is not, grow up. You have a logical view of the sea but perhaps you should look farther afield for your information. See New Scientist etc.

kind regards Andrew Cameron from Paris


Posted by: Andrew Cameron on October 5, 2005 12:42 PM
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