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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 20th July, 2018)

Water Skiing


Water Skiing
Water Skiing in Wigan.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Dostaf on 20th July 2018 at 00:59

If that's at Rose Bridge he must be breaking the 4 mph speed limit!

Comment by: Poet on 20th July 2018 at 06:58

Hallowed in silver, the water skier
Skims the flashing lake
Like a vaudeville trapeze artist,
Torpedos the hissing spume
On screaming blades,
Splintering the shocked water
Into clouds of spindrift.

Comment by: Veronica on 20th July 2018 at 07:06

Who would ever, years ago,have thought to see water skiing in Wigan! A giant leap of imagination I know, but it could be Rhode Island, New England! ;-o ....!

Comment by: Anne on 20th July 2018 at 09:01

....and why not?
Where is this Mick?

Comment by: Mick on 20th July 2018 at 12:13

Anne its at the rear of Bryn Hall, you go down Landgate lane from Bryn and take a track down on the left.
They also do wild swimming on this lake.

https://youtu.be/tPzdBGV9Nis

https://youtu.be/-tzamR1zUBI

Comment by: Brian Brown on 20th July 2018 at 13:26

On a Wednesday evening I think it is used for triathlon training.There are loads of cars going to it down Landgate lane.

Comment by: Poet's proof reader on 20th July 2018 at 14:32

Haloed in silver.....

Comment by: From Where on 20th July 2018 at 19:01

! Who defines what words we speak ,shape, form or manner ? If you are frozen in how it should be you will always deny what could be.. We are moulded into shapes to agree ,
but the ones who disagree are far more
creative ..

Comment by: Beryl on 20th July 2018 at 20:38

What's wild swimming

Comment by: Veronica on 21st July 2018 at 08:03

'Wild swimming'! I also wondered about that Beryl....Perhaps all will be revealed. It could only be a notion invented by Mick himself....
( Unless theres a couple of sharks lurking beneath!)

Comment by: Sonia on 21st July 2018 at 12:13

I think wild swimming is swimming in a large area of water,esentially in the wild.A lake, ocean, sea, not in a swimming pool.

Comment by: DTease on 21st July 2018 at 13:42

Wild swimming is where you get 25mtrs start and then they let the shark loose. If you make it across the lake with both legs intact they reduce your start to 20mtrs and so on until you lose both legs or the shark gets bored and goes home.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st July 2018 at 15:44

I've never heard it called that Sonia.... It's nothing new though is it? Rivers and lakes have always been used for swimming in. So when lads jumped in the canal years ago to 'cool off' that must have been 'wild swimming' as well!

Comment by: Sonia on 22nd July 2018 at 09:47

Yes Veronica, I think you are right!!

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