Octopus encounters in Leigh Harbour

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Taollan;94969 said:
I have to weigh in here in defense of "Northerners", as in North pacific. I was on an octopus collecting trip this weekend and the water off Fidalgo and Whidbey Islands was a balmy 9 C ( its warming up!!!) My 5mm wetsuit was quite toasty after an hour beneath the waves.

weeeeellllll you could be an honourary Southerner!!!! :biggrin2: I reckon North pacific northerners are more like south pacific southerners than our northerners............in water temp tolerance anyway!

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I know... In my own defense though, one of the people with us was in a semi-dry, so I'm not the wimpiest of the bunch. (On the other hand my partner was diving without a hood (always does, while I wear an extra hooded vest ), so I'm hardly at the tough end of the spectrum either.) We were in for 90 min though!

Well if I'm honest, a few of our guys use a full dry suit! (it's quite fun to loosen the valves :twisted:) but to go in with out a hood.......brrrrrr!

J
 

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Jean;94998 said:
weeeeellllll you could be an honourary Southerner!!!! :biggrin2:

WOO HOO, I am making something of myself now :cool2:. Of course, southerner has a slightly different meaning here in the :usa:, but I will take it anyway.:biggrin2:
 

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Taollan;95021 said:
Of course, southerner has a slightly different meaning here in the :usa:, but I will take it anyway.:biggrin2:

uhhh hummm, and exactly what is THAT supposed to imply:?:
 
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I once dived in 16C water with only a 3mm wetsuit. It was okay, but my dive buddy (mom) was shivering the whole way. We only stayed in the water for 30 minutes becuase one guy who breathing so fast he used all the air up.
 

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dwhatley;95026 said:
uhhh hummm, and exactly what is THAT supposed to imply:?:

Let me preface this with this: I know quite a few southerners that are perfectly normal, great people.
That being said, if you say "southerner" to someone from the Pacific Northwest, generally their minds fill with images of NASCAR and Jeff Foxworthy :roll: . I am not saying it is right, just saying that the stereotype exists.....
 

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I guess I should also say here...... GO TB BUCS.......... may Gaines Adams have a long fruitful career full of sacks and retire as an old buccaneer.
 

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ahem.......didn't mean to start a verbal riot :biggrin2: In NZ a Southerner is one from the South Island and in the SI a person from Southland! I am a Southerner from the South Island BUT I am not from Southland but Otago the next province up!

There is a friendly rivalry between the North and South Islands especially if the Northerners are from Auckland :lol:

It also tends to get colder the further south you go (and the closer to Antarctica you get!!!!)

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Steve O'Shea;94979 said:
A road trip most indeedy! Waste no time!
Pack and go tonight!!

Hahaha, if I didn't have to hold down a job to pay for my house, car, fish tanks, etc. I would have become a beach bum long ago.

I'm actually going to San Diego, California at the end of this month for a few days. I plan on spending some time diving.
 

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Animal Mother, I hope you mean snorkeling. If you have never seen the ocean, diving is not something you can do without training and it would be best for all of us if you kept your lungs (not to mention other hazzards) in tact.

Taollan, I hate to admit it but your version of NASCAR Southern is more than just stereotypical. You can count me out of the stereotype but I am afraid that does not make me normal. However, I am from Gainesville, GA :biggrin2: Happy Birthday John Smoltz and long manage Bobby Cox - GO BRAVES!
 

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