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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:21 AM
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Can you go in the ocean without a wetsuit in the UK? Does it ever get warm enough for that? nt
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:05 AM
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1. No, swimming in the sea was completely unheard of
before the invention in the 20th century of neoprene. Any pictures you may see of people swimming at the seaside are obvious fakes. The development of seaside resorts in the 19th century was purely because people liked the sound of waves, rather than a crazy desire to immerse themselves.
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:20 AM
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2. Well, in the movies people are always walking around the beach with coats on. nt
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 10:20 AM by raccoon
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:39 AM
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3. That would be unusual in summer
It's true that it's very rare for anyone to go swimming outdoors in winter; but people still walk on beaches.
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:41 AM
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4. Maybe the filmmakers only film on beaches in the winter, so it won't be so crowded. nt
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moggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:53 PM
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7. That's purely because of modesty
Also, our bodies are hideous.
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Albus Donating Member (290 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:53 PM
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5. you used to be able to
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 12:54 PM by Albus
but they banned it




The good ol' days
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Mr Creosote Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:49 PM
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6. Of course you can
lovely and warm near the end of a sewage outfall
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non sociopath skin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 05:56 AM
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8. I have a healthy respect for the sea, having lived most of life near it.
Edited on Wed Dec-10-08 05:57 AM by non sociopath skin
I prefer to observe it from the sidelines or over the side of something which the insurance companies have decided is more likely to float than I am.

The Skin
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