Saturday, July 15, 2017

Favorite Place to Swim?

Mother, The Bahamas, Mid-1960s - All Original Photographs from Archives



Swimming Loosely Defined

Mid-Coast Maine Swimming Hole, Late 1970s

The Icy Waters of Penobscot Bay - Mid 1960s

Newport Harbor



Lake Winnipesaukee in the 1940s....

...and at Present


Mid-Coast Maine - Early 2000s



The Cape - The Seventies

Swimming in a Massachusetts Stream, 1959

The Bahamas - Mid 1960s





The Connecticut Shore - c. 1912

Kenya - Early 80s



The Connecticut Shore - c.1912

The Cape - 1958


The Connecticut Shore - 1940s

Early 1980s Maine Summer Camp Counselor Canoe Race - Ivy League Competition.  Cornell Cheated.  Chaos Ensued.

Swimming Indoors (Such as Here, at Hef''s in Chicago - 1960s)

Connecticut Shore, Mid-1960s




7 comments:

  1. Swimming pool at our house, in my younger days The Wedge Newport Beach, on big days just amazing.

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  2. Penns Creek, Weikert PA and Coco Point, Barbuda

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  3. There is a certain bridge on Martha's Vineyard that is just plain fun!

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  4. Little Parakeet Bay, or any of the more sheltered beaches on Rottnest Island, Western Australia.

    Kelly's Bathtube (google image it) is a nice freshwater option with a view much closer to home.

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  5. None of my experiences have compared to the comfort of swimming in my grandmother's lake in Mississippi. She called it "the pond" and I call the lake I'm on right now "the pond" just to make the kids crazy. Sometimes the water was an even brown after a rain. Sometimes, it was a thick algae green. It was always stratified in the hot months, so that our legs felt the cold and our bodies the warmth. I suppose you would have to be a native of the deep South to appreciate that sort of swim?

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  6. Too good (post). Lovely and evocative mixed with the slightly risqué. Loved it. N from Va

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