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#21 kioli

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:37 AM

Been in all types. Possibly not always the smartest move considering where I live but eh...



#22 Bostik Bailey

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:19 AM

There are many quarries where I live. When I was a kid, one in particular had a pool at the bottom which we used to swim in. We made a raft of old oil drums and pallets. We called the pond the "blue lagoon" because it was blue. God knows what was in it to turn it blue, but we never came to any harm.


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#23 Saint Billinge

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 08:04 AM

If you are a decent swimmer then I can't see the problem. There is no tide in a quarry or lake. Have swam in Ullswater as a kid.

 

It's been said that many decent swimmers drown in such as rivers and quarries. One problem seems to be the reaction on the body to the cold water.

 

As a youngster, I would go swimming in the 'hotties' in St Helens canal. Pilkington Brothers used to discharge their waste hot water in the canal. Having gone bust, a local shopkeeper threw all his tropical fish in and they survived for some years. 



#24 Frank Machin

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 08:37 AM

I swam in this one just a few weeks ago. It was still very cold.in May though, hardly surprising since they still had snow in April.

 

Blue_Lake_near_Friog_-_geograph.org.uk_-



#25 longboard

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:05 PM

I swam in this one just a few weeks ago. It was still very cold.in May though, hardly surprising since they still had snow in April.

 

 

 

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#26 Bostik Bailey

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:54 PM

Where is it Frank?


It looks like hodge close near Coniston

#27 Bostik Bailey

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:58 PM

I met up with a Gambler, we were both to tired to sleep

#28 Wolford6

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 11:37 PM

Never.

 

There again, I can't swim.


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#29 Frank Machin

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:27 AM

Where is it Frank?

Known as the Blue Lake, near Arthog, North Wales.



#30 Ackroman

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:20 AM

The sand Quarry in Horbury Bridge, which is also a sailing club. Always reasonably warm a couple of feet at the top but incredibly cold beneath. I've also swam in Ullswater (only last year), mainly because my brother tipped me out of the boat!



#31 Griff9of13

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:39 AM

Known as the Blue Lake, near Arthog, North Wales.

 

Thought I recognised it; been in there myself.


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#32 longboard

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:44 PM

Known as the Blue Lake, near Arthog, North Wales.

 

I remember parts of me turning blue swimming in North Wales, eg in Lyn Idwal.............. :(



#33 Bostik Bailey

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:50 PM

So we took turns a staring through the window at the darkness

#34 Larry the Leit

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:06 PM

The sand Quarry in Horbury Bridge, which is also a sailing club.


Horbury Bridge? I'm confused, spent a lot of my childhood there and I can't place this at all.
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#35 MikeW

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:14 PM

So we took turns a staring through the window at the darkness

The boredom overtook us, and he began to speak



#36 Ackroman

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:49 AM

Horbury Bridge? I'm confused, spent a lot of my childhood there and I can't place this at all.


http://binged.it/16iSp2Q

I suppose it's more Horbury Junction. Go down towards the river calder, through the railway tunnel and there's a big lake nestled between the M1 (J39), the river and the railway line. It's easy to see from the M1.

Edited by Ackroman, 31 July 2013 - 08:52 AM.


#37 Larry the Leit

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 04:39 PM

http://binged.it/16iSp2Q

I suppose it's more Horbury Junction. Go down towards the river calder, through the railway tunnel and there's a big lake nestled between the M1 (J39), the river and the railway line. It's easy to see from the M1.

Ahh ok yes, defiantly not Horbury Bridge!!!

In fact if you look just over the tracks you'll see "The Lagoons", which were a popular place for those who were, ahem, often ill and unable to attend Horbury school on the warmer afternoons....

Edited by Larry the Leit, 31 July 2013 - 06:46 PM.

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#38 Methven Hornet

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:57 PM

Tiree children given swimming lessons in Loch Bhasapol

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#39 Griff

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 02:28 PM

I remember parts of me turning blue swimming in North Wales, eg in Lyn Idwal.............. :(

 

Llyn.  Just saying, like.


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:08 PM

Llyn.  Just saying, like.

 

Aye.

 

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