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Winter swimming

Postby Arseny » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:47 pm

Today is Epiphany (Baptism of Jesus) feast in Orthodox Church.
Don't you want to swim a little? :wink:
(There is -21oC in Saint-Petersburg today)

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Re: Winter swimming

Postby LVG1 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:39 pm

Arseny wrote:There is -21oC in Saint-Petersburg today


I bet, the water is at least 21°C warmer... :grin:
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Re: Winter swimming

Postby ConducTTor » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:24 pm

Insanity.
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Re: Winter swimming

Postby TTTerrific » Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:55 am

I'll stay in California, and visit Hawai'i whenever I can! Brrrrrrr......
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Re: Winter swimming

Postby Marquette » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:15 pm

new year's, we have a traditional Polar Bear Swim in English Bay here...
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Re: Winter swimming

Postby LVG1 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:03 pm

There's also New Year's Swimming at many lakes around Berlin.
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Re: Winter swimming

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:55 pm

The local Polar Bear group is planning on jumping into the Red River of the North like they always do each January, but the problem for them is not the coldness of the water (its around -10 degrees out outside now with wind-chills making that seem about 20-30 degrees lower), but the fact that the raging retards that built the infrastructure here are morons: the sewage plant is upstream of most of the city, including the water treatment plant, so from time to time the river along the city smells bad, and you dare not eat the fish from the river. So each year at least one of the "polar bears" has to go to the hospital for ingesting sewage laden river water.
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Re: Winter swimming

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:53 pm

AngrySailor302 wrote:the sewage plant is upstream of most of the city, including the water treatment plant


Brilliant!
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Re: Winter swimming

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:12 pm

ConducTTor wrote:
AngrySailor302 wrote:the sewage plant is upstream of most of the city, including the water treatment plant


Brilliant!


I know.

The stupid thing is that when they put in the water treatment plant and the sewage plant in place, they forgot to take into account that the Red River of the North flows from south to north (it's actually one of the longest that does as such in the US), starting at Whapeton, ND/Breckenridge, MN and ending in Lake Winnipeg, which is just to the north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Re: Winter swimming

Postby TinGoat » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:07 pm

AngrySailor302 wrote:
ConducTTor wrote:
AngrySailor302 wrote:the sewage plant is upstream of most of the city, including the water treatment plant


Brilliant!


I know.

The stupid thing is that when they put in the water treatment plant and the sewage plant in place, they forgot to take into account that the Red River of the North flows from south to north (it's actually one of the longest that does as such in the US), starting at Whapeton, ND/Breckenridge, MN and ending in Lake Winnipeg, which is just to the north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


It is a great source of spring flooding too... The south end thaws and floods the still frozen north end... Yet the annual flooding seems to come as a surprise to some residents of the area. :roll:
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