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Friday, October 7, 2011
If There Were Sister Swims In The Open Water
The physical backdrop, the water conditions, temperatures and color, the established swims are all hints of déjà vu. Here are just a few examples of bodies of water that could be related as sister swims:
The North Channel between Scotland and Ireland would be related to the Farallon Islands off the coast of California, U.S.A.
The English Channel between England and France would be related to the Catalina Channel off the coast of California, U.S.A.
Lake Tahoe (between California and Nevada, U.S.A.) would be related to Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia and Lake Titicaca bordering Peru and Bolivia.
Loch Ness in Scotland would be related to Lake Zürich in Switzerland.
The islands of Alcatraz, Robben and Spike would all be related.
Tsugaru Channel in Japan would be related to the Strait of Gibraltar between Spain and Morocco.
Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil would be related to Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii and La Concha Beach in San Sebastián, Spain.
Ishigaki Island in Okinawa, Japan would be related to Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands and Viti Levu, the main island of Fiji.
Lake Taupo on North Island in New Zealand would be related to Lake Biwa near Kyoto, Japan and Windermere in the Lake District in England.
The Twelve Apostles in Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia's would be related to Nanya Rock's sea-eroded coral shore in Taiwan and Ponta da Piedade in Lagos, Portugual.
Percé Rock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Quebec, Canada would be related to El Arco de Cabo San Lucas in Baja California, Mexico.
Morse Reservoir in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. would be related to Midmar Dam in Ezemvelok in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Lake Cane in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. would be related to Lac Louis in Québec, Canada.
The Hudson River would be related to the Seine and the Thames.
The Dniester River that flows into the Black Sea would be related to the Red River of the North that empties into Lake Winnipeg.
And there are millions more...
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