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Why I hate swimming pools!!

So when your choice of swimming place goes from this……to this……..

There is not much alternative other than to hit the swimming pool!! I have not been in a swimming pool for about 6 months, because there has been no need. 592 more words

Gertrude Caroline Ederle: The Queen of the Waves.

Gertrude Caroline Ederle (October 23, 1905 – November 30, 2003) was an American Swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in five events. 124 more words

History

Andover swimmer completes latest triumph in Hawaii

Journal Inquirer

April 13, 2016

ANDOVER — A local woman who holds the American record for English Channel crossings and who last year swam Loch Ness in Scotland turned to warmer waters for her latest feat. 658 more words

Andover

WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE

May 6th in history:

Before 1994, if the average traveler wanted to cross the English Channel, that person would have to swim, take a boat or fly across. 99 more words

Today In History

Amazing maps tracking the cargo ships of the world

I’ve posted plenty of posts dedicated to maps over the years but none quite like this.  This special project was undertaken by UCL and Kiln in London and tracks all the major cargo vessels of the world.   465 more words

Life

Water, Water Everywhere

For someone who has always lived in arid areas — in Denver at the foot of the Rockies, in the high plains of western Colorado, or in the parched Mojave Desert of California — it’s hard to believe that this is a water planet. 712 more words

Life

Pic of the day


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This dramatic footage shows a huge tornado-like funnel cloud that formed over part of Britain.

The video was captured by photographer Pierre Bisson, 48, while he was out cycling on Sunday morning in Guernsey. 6 more words

Earth