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Old 18 August 2012, 00:13   #11
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Always people on the water who are lacking in judgement. Either ignore them and go on with your day, or help them out and hope they learned something. Just remember what goes around comes around... I hellp all I can with the hope that when I need it, someone like me will show up.

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Old 18 August 2012, 09:04   #12
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Two children in red wharf Anglesey, stuck on rocks as tide rose after dinghy drifted off. My brother nicked a canoe and paddled out as 40 people on beach watched and called coastguard. He Brought them in and found that there parents were in the pub. No thanks, they just went back in to pub!

... Coastguard, rnli and 'copter turned up after not being called off. Parents were unceremoniously pulled back out of the pub and spoken to.
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Hearing your tales here I can add one of mine...

I was slowly cruising on the Canal where I live(It's a big canal with big boats that have a strong wake) and as I rounded a bed I saw a family swimming in the middle of the canal with a big Ship appearing round the other bend. They seemed unnmoved and just continued splashing around...

I have no idea what was going through their heads at the time.
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Old 22 August 2012, 15:34   #14
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I have no idea what was going through their heads at the time.

Propellors by the sound of it!....:-)

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Could've happened... These big Ships are fast and they create incredible currents on the small canal when passing them.. I once almost got turned in a circle by one in my 2 hp 3.10 SIB
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Hearing your tales here I can add one of mine...

I was slowly cruising on the Canal where I live(It's a big canal with big boats that have a strong wake) and as I rounded a bed I saw a family swimming in the middle of the canal with a big Ship appearing round the other bend. They seemed unnmoved and just continued splashing around...

I have no idea what was going through their heads at the time.
Had the same experience on lake Garda you come up to the pier and the feckers are jumping and swimming in front of you
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I can relate to that too ...
On another river near me there there's a beach that dog owners seem to love, and i've seen quite a few dogs swim in the middle of the river.
I've almost ran one over, and i've seen a big ship almost run one over too..
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I can relate to that too ...
On another river near me there there's a beach that dog owners seem to love, and i've seen quite a few dogs swim in the middle of the river.
I've almost ran one over, and i've seen a big ship almost run one over too..
Came through your area on sat on our way home.
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Im currently not there though, Im in Cornwall on holiday.
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