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Old 23 October 2006, 18:24   #1
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Ya, It's Only a Lake, But...

I know you guys are far to polite to say it, but in case you think our Great Lakes are pretty whimpy boating territory compared to your Sea, I thought I would post a few pics I took a while back. These were taken about 10km from my house along the southern shore of Georgian Bay, in Lake Huron. The cliffs you see are between 20 and 25 metres high! The white stuff on the trees is ice! I took these from my boat...

OK, the last part I made up...
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Old 23 October 2006, 19:59   #2
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Looks a bit choppy. If you weren't in your boat taking the pictures, were you swimming?
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Old 23 October 2006, 21:28   #3
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That's it... swimming! No, I hiked out to the shore and wedged myself in a crack in the rocks. The bedrock was actually shaking... I suppose compared to your neighborhood, this really would qualify as "a bit choppy"!
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Great photos Stoo!

There was a discussion last year about how dangerous inland lakes can be, particularly HOMES, in this thread:


Pair Missing as Boat Capsizes in Loch
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That's it... swimming! No, I hiked out to the shore and wedged myself in a crack in the rocks. The bedrock was actually shaking... I suppose compared to your neighborhood, this really would qualify as "a bit choppy"!

Well yes to be honest BUT that cold - what a killer!!! Our waters are bad enough in winter - survival time is in minutes rather than hours around here - must be seconds with you!!!
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Once it's cold enough, we Canadians walk on water.
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Old 23 October 2006, 22:35   #7
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Thanks PT... an interesting thread. Your Lake Winnipeg sounds a bit like Lake Erie.
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That's it... swimming! No, I hiked out to the shore and wedged myself in a crack in the rocks. The bedrock was actually shaking... I suppose compared to your neighborhood, this really would qualify as "a bit choppy"!
I have seen stuff looking a bit like that very occasionally, but the South Atlantic isn't as horrible as it is generally made out to be. That's impressive
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Old 24 October 2006, 06:31   #9
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Well yes to be honest BUT that cold -
Oh it's not that bad. It warms up quite nicely by mid-August. Surface temps can get up to perhaps 13 or 14 C. It only lasts for about 3 days before it starts to cool off again. You are right though, generally it is the cold that kills boaters. Lifejackets only serve as "corpse-corks"...
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I know you guys are far to polite to say it, but in case you think our Great Lakes are pretty whimpy boating territory compared to your Sea, I thought I would post a few pics I took a while back. These were taken about 10km from my house along the southern shore of Georgian Bay, in Lake Huron. The cliffs you see are between 20 and 25 metres high! The white stuff on the trees is ice! I took these from my boat...

OK, the last part I made up...
typical Great Lakes squall... not the best boating weather but we take what we can get...
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