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 Post subject: A decent day
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:50 pm 
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I was on-call for work today, so took a chance this afternoon on not getting called out and went out for an excellent 27 mile ride with a mate.
We both ride at a similar pace, so kept pushing each other on. Was completely shattered when I got home.
Then I get a call from a mate, who's messing around in his boat just off the beach near where I live.
A quick swim out, and I'm aboard :D
Went for a rag around in it, then spotted these....

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Amazing to get so close...in Dorset!

A quick swim back to shore (and emerged from the water looking like a tubby Daniel Craig) and now ready to go out for a curry.
Cracking Friday :D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:52 pm 
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Good photography there. What is the water temperature like at the moment?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:57 pm 
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Thanks. Only taken on my iphone though.

As for the water...using the international 'retraction' scale, mine pulled about 1/3 of the way in when the first wave hit them :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:03 pm 
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Not too bad then. Anything other than "Instant sex change" should be OK. I'm on holiday in mid Wales the week after next and will be swimming as often as possible.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:06 pm 
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It's actually really nice once you're in


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 Post subject: Re: A decent day
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:14 pm 
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makster wrote:
I was on-call for work today, so took a chance this afternoon on not getting called out and went out for an excellent 27 mile ride with a mate.
We both ride at a similar pace, so kept pushing each other on. Was completely shattered when I got home.
Then I get a call from a mate, who's messing around in his boat just off the beach near where I live.
A quick swim out, and I'm aboard :D
Went for a rag around in it, then spotted these....

Image

Amazing to get so close...in Dorset!

A quick swim back to shore (and emerged from the water looking like a tubby Daniel Craig) and now ready to go out for a curry.
Cracking Friday :D

Sure I've mentioned this before, some people just seem to have a gift when they take photies.

Let's have some more of those timeless shots of your bikes by the seafront - they're perfect desktop backgrounds.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:10 pm 
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nice, im always on look out for dolphins but never seen them here. seen a seal though


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:22 pm 
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how did you keep your iphone dry?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:29 pm 
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clockworkgazz wrote:
how did you keep your iphone dry?


swimming with only his arms.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:54 pm 
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makster wrote:

As for the water...using the international 'retraction' scale, mine pulled about 1/3 of the way in when the first wave hit them :wink:


Photos or it never happened ................................ :shock: on second thoughts forget it.

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