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(Portland Press Herald)   There's a big hayfield up near Buxton. One in particular. It's got a long rock wall, a big oak tree at the north end. It's like something out of a Robert Frost poem. There's also a river. This guy shouldn't have tried to swim in it   (pressherald.com) divider line
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2021-06-07 8:26:09 PM  
Sad/Cool story: Father of a high school friend loved Frost's poetry. When the dad was young, he had occasion to drive past Frost's home now and then. After Frost died, he discovered that Frost actually welcomed random visitors who would knock on his door. It broke his heart to find out he could have met one of his heroes and didn't.
 
2021-06-07 9:43:39 PM  
So the drowning trifecta is now sadly complete?
 
2021-06-07 9:44:42 PM  
Hey guys, wanna go see a dead body?
 
2021-06-07 9:46:41 PM  
"Where the hell is Buxton?"
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2021-06-07 9:55:43 PM  
Buxton?
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2021-06-07 9:57:13 PM  
I watched a perfectly good adult swimmer hit the water at a BSA swim test one year and next thing he was flopping around like he had been hit with a taser. They had to pull him out.  Scary. I did not think much about it until I went in and the shock between being in 95 degree air for most of the day and the 50 to 60 degree water took my breath away. Two more seconds under the water and I would have been toast. Very scary indeed.
 
2021-06-07 10:08:20 PM  
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Shouldn't have taunted it
 
2021-06-07 10:14:33 PM  

bucket_pup: I watched a perfectly good adult swimmer hit the water at a BSA swim test one year and next thing he was flopping around like he had been hit with a taser. They had to pull him out.  Scary. I did not think much about it until I went in and the shock between being in 95 degree air for most of the day and the 50 to 60 degree water took my breath away. Two more seconds under the water and I would have been toast. Very scary indeed.


Absolutely. We went boating with in-laws on Silverwood Lake north of LA. We wore swim clothes in case we wanted to cool off. I put my hand in the water to see if the water was ok, and it was and so I jumped in. The warm layer in the lake is around 3" deep. And the cold layer is unbelievable. I almost shot out of the water like a  breeching whale.
 
2021-06-07 10:40:16 PM  

yakmans_dad: bucket_pup: I watched a perfectly good adult swimmer hit the water at a BSA swim test one year and next thing he was flopping around like he had been hit with a taser. They had to pull him out.  Scary. I did not think much about it until I went in and the shock between being in 95 degree air for most of the day and the 50 to 60 degree water took my breath away. Two more seconds under the water and I would have been toast. Very scary indeed.

Absolutely. We went boating with in-laws on Silverwood Lake north of LA. We wore swim clothes in case we wanted to cool off. I put my hand in the water to see if the water was ok, and it was and so I jumped in. The warm layer in the lake is around 3" deep. And the cold layer is unbelievable. I almost shot out of the water like a  breeching whale.


My Brother did this in the Finger Lakes Region after his wife and her Mom and Dad told him he was crazy and nobody swam in the Finger Lakes in June.  He said he was too hot and jumped in........and came right back out. He said he could not warm up enough for the rest of the day. We grew up in Georgia and swam in a small pond, but the two don't even compare to each other.  Scuba diving in big lakes tell you what is really going on below the 12" mark.
 
2021-06-07 10:49:59 PM  
He should have stuck with looking for obsidian.
 
2021-06-08 6:55:46 AM  
Sounds like the opening line to a naughty limerick: "There once was a hayfield in Buxton"...
 
2021-06-08 7:11:29 AM  
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2021-06-08 8:58:50 AM  
I'm familiar with that park and have been swimming there a few times.  It's a great place but unquestionably not designed with public safety in mind.  Plenty of places with 10-15 foot drops down a cliff face into deep water, which is great to jump into but terrible if you fall.
 
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