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Old 21 October 2006, 10:48   #41
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How many miles of coastline does the U.K. have Cod?
Just rechecked the figures and they have changed tghe way they are measured. Apparently the US figures USED to exclude Alaska but not any more.

The new figures are 7706m for the Uk and 12352m for the USA - still not bad for a very small country and the longest in Europe.

Hope you are joking on the last comment or do Yanks REALLY believe it???
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Old 21 October 2006, 10:48   #42
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Nope we actually have a longer coastline!!!
Perhaps, but at 202,080 km, we have you both whooped!

http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/englis...ergeneral.html
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Old 21 October 2006, 10:53   #43
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Perhaps, but at 202,080 km, we have you both whooped!

http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/englis...ergeneral.html
I was just going to mention Canada!!! Longest in the World.

And talking of Canada did you realise even the South of the Uk is quite a bit further North than you are in Ontario???
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We also claim the highest tides at a "mean" height of about 52' in the Bay of Fundy...
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And talking of Canada did you realise even the South of the Uk is quite a bit further North than you are in Ontario???
I did. In fact I was fiddling about on my GPS the other day (in the first snow of the year) and realised that I was on roughly in the same latitude as the southern part of France. Tobermory is condsidered to be in "northern Ontario". In fact, it is nowhere near "northern" Ontario and in no way could be considered anything short of "southern Canada". About 98% of our country is essentially unoccupied... by people anyway!

Since we probably all have access to charts or GPS, my house is here:

N45 15.257' W 81 39.200
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On paper the Bay of Fundy has the world's highest tide but in practice the Britsol Channel is higher on a regular basis - we get tides of 45' quite often. The Channel Islands like Guernsey and Jersey also have big tides but whereas most of the Bristol Channel area is sand it is all rock so much more dangerous.
The key danger of the Bristol Channel is the constantly shifting sand and mud, which causes the shipping channels to migrate. Also the extremely fast tides, cause a lot of sailing dinghies to get in to trouble when the winds are low, as they find themselves drifting out to sea!

both these factors are due to the high tidal range
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I was careful to use the word "claim" in my Fundy comment. I appreciate that there are many factors that go into measuring something so variable as a tide. Here, in the Great Lakes, we are not bothered by pesky tides. And we can drink the water we're floating in. (At least here in Tobermory!)
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Yes, UK has us to thank down here at 17.45 N x 64 W for warming the water that we send north then East in the Gulf Stream for keeping the Glaciers away from London!

Speaking of massive coast lines....I did a little figuring on mine and it comes in at a whopping 112 statuate miles! Is bigger always better?

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I was careful to use the word "claim" in my Fundy comment. I appreciate that there are many factors that go into measuring something so variable as a tide. Here, in the Great Lakes, we are not bothered by pesky tides. And we can drink the water we're floating in. (At least here in Tobermory!)
Glad you did because on a day to day basis ours are at least as high. it is a mjor curse 99% of the time but it does have some advantages i suppose - like beaching your boat for 7 hrs to scrub off the barnacles or picking cockles but that's about it!!!
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Is bigger always better?
You get bonus points since yours is warm AND salty. Ours is cold and inhospitable... a bit like my first wife!

I was just looking at your little island on Google Earth. It is "somewhat" smaller than Canada, but I am envious none-the-less!
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