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#231789 - 06/19/08 01:31 AM I don't usually get this deep...
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but this might be as deep as it gets...

http://www.anvari.org/cols/Deepest_Pool_in_the_World/

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#231801 - 06/19/08 03:54 AM Re: I don't usually get this deep... [Re: frost]
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I have, to put it mildly, a fear of water. That's kind of a contradictory situation because I'm also an excellent swimmer. However, I just freak out when I find myself in water that is deeper than I can tough even though I'm capable of treading water for hours.

At any rate, when I viewed these pictures, I could feel my heart flutter. No way am I stepping foot in that pool.

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#231806 - 06/19/08 04:21 AM Re: I don't usually get this deep... [Re: BJK]
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I lived lakefront on a 400-acre lake in Michigan for 10 years, my aunt and uncle live lakefront on Lake Champlain in the summer, and my mom and stepdad just sold a place lakefront on Lake Arrowhead. So water isn't my problem. I used to swim, sail, and waterski in deep water. Used to drive our snowmobiles on the ice too, just like the Ice Road Truckers. After all, "an 18-wheeler is just a big snowmobile". And I have rolled a snowmobile twice, and a 3-wheel golf cart once, but never a car or a semi.

Being underground is not one of my favorites though. Several times now, in Missouri and Kansas, I have had to drive a semi inside a cave. I have driven several miles underground before, the last time to deliver 43,000 lbs of onions to an underground warehouse west of Kansas City. Some of the caves are well lit, this one is not. And then once you go inside of the warehouse, the ceiling is nothing but carved-out rock. And I start looking up at that rock and I realize that there is a billion tons of earth right over my head. I swear, that isn't cool.

Anybody else got an unusual fear or thing that bothers them?

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#231846 - 06/19/08 11:23 AM Re: I don't usually get this deep... [Re: Trucker51]
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Bri,

This one reminds me of the time I was snorkeling with some friends in the Florida Keys. We came to the edge of the reef and I was floating above this "dark water". I asked the instructor why the water under me looked so black and he replied that I had passed the edge of the reef - from there it was straight down for 1000 feet!

Man did I ever hustle my buns back to that reef! \:D That was the first inkling I had that I was afraid of depths. Never again!

Much hyperventilating,
Larry

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#231853 - 06/19/08 11:32 AM Re: I don't usually get this deep... [Re: frost]
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Am I the only one who sees the irony here?

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#232307 - 06/20/08 11:19 PM Re: I don't usually get this deep... [Re: ineffable]
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Now all that they need in that pool are a few little barracudas swimming around. In the lake that I grew-up on, there were carp over 3 feet long, and a guy down at the marina once caught an 8 lb. bass off of the dock. Another buddy caught two walleye in the 28-30 inch range right off of the shore of Lake Eire at I-90 and East 72nd street in Cleveland. And the same guy once caught two lake trout that were almost as big in some little lake near Apsley, Ontario. I think a few big game fish would do wonders for that pool.

Maybe they could have a tropical storm feature too.

TM

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