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Category: swimming

09/06/16 12:44 - ID#60645

Labor Day at the quarry

Hard to believe summer is almost over. I want to live in the quarry until it freezes,

loooooooooong line to get into the US. It had to have been a two hour wait at least. I wonder how many were just going to Crystal Beach or Sherkston and could have stayed for an hour longer if they rode.
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Abandoned pup on the friendship trail. ;(
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Category: swimming

08/16/16 11:58 - ID#60620

To the ol' swimmin' hole

Back to the quarry, this time a large poutine and cheesesticks.

The water is warmer than ever. When the sun came out from the clouds, you could see 15 feet down. Maybe that's enough to see the otter known as (e:terry).

I still have not seen this alleged pirate ship..

Along the friendship trail we passed re-enactors at the fort. They were intensely reenacting the siege of Fort Erie.

Did you know we could have had the Canadian side? Maybe it's good, it'd probably be Lancaster right now.

(e:paul) wants to do the re-enactment the next year, preferably as a stable boy.
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Category: swimming

08/16/16 10:50 - ID#60611

Swim at the quarry

Purple martins peekin' their little heads out.

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It was blazing hot and we rode to the quarry. The water was lower than ever and almost bathwarm to swim in! We got poutine and cheesesticks. You need to balance the ride out.
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I loved riding bikes in Leipzig but I guess we do have the friendship trail near by.

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Category: swimming

08/18/15 11:18 - ID#60165

After work swim

Despite (e:Paul)'s angst we managed to go to Windmill Point after work yesterday. It was another perfect day for swimming.

Swimming/biking combo has to be the best exercise combo. All the cardio plus exercise with a lot of range of motion. I feel so much more flexible after. I want to find a pool to swim at this winter.

On the way back the border crossing was experiencing some Windows stlye failure. It always seems like something is going wrong with their equipment there. Who knows what is happening on the computer hen they swipe your license? I'd hate to have some data issue get me pulled aside.

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Category: swimming

07/28/15 10:23 - ID#60137

Quarry quickie

Yesterday I got home at 7:30 and booked it to the quarry. sorry (e:Paul), I know you were mad at me.

I got to swim for 20 minutes, but not before I heard the life story of the security guard and his immigration from Hungary. He met Sylvester Stallone in the 80s and was supposed to be his stunt man. But the US wouldn't let him in, so he got sent back to the Hungary where he had to flee the communists. After running across the border under gunfire, he made his way to France where he met his Canadian wife, who brought him to Montreal.

There was much more to it, but it was long and rambling. I felt bad walking away to swim, but he seemed so excited to tell his story. What else can you do?

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Category: swimming

07/26/15 10:21 - ID#60130

Windmill Point

We took a ride up to Windmill point quarry with (e:robert) and co. Lots of biking and lots of snacking.

The water was the perfect temperature - I didn't want to leave even after being in for two hours. (e:terry) and I tried to see how deep we could dive down. I get about 10 feet before it feels like my ear drums will burst.

I noticed they have a summer long beer pong tournament - could Terry beat out the Canadian DILFs?

The bike ride to and from was pretty sweet as well. I want to wander and frolick on my bike from Fort Erie to Toronto on all the country roads.

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Category: swimming

09/29/14 01:35 - ID#59428

Presque Isle park

If you want to swim down south, skip Holiday Valley and go straight to Erie. I've never seen such clear water in the lake before. We tried to go to Holiday Valley first but it wasn't great, so we drove another hour and half to Presque Isle in Erie

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The holiday valley mud pit
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(e:paul) despairing about having to drive more

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The water was freezing but I dove in anyway. I couldn't stay very long though.

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Sunning ourselves like Basra

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Eventually the sun went away and it was too cold to swim again.
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So we explored the isle a little more. Here was the Venice of Erie, scrody water included. All the little shacks had boats to go out to them.
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Category: swimming

08/19/14 10:23 - ID#59320

The Letchworth pool

The pool at Letchworth is amazing. I've been there a bunch of times with my family - my dad used to go all the time growing up.

The pool is olympic size at least, plus a diving area. The water wasn't even chlorinated. A mini-(e:terry) got us to do flips, because we were too scared. And I managed to swim across the pool in one breath, after trying forever.

Like everything else in state parks, the poolhouse and pool were super 60's. It had to have been built for thousands of people - is it because there used to be more families? The style is actually neat.

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Ladders to peek over the wall
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Hundreds and hundreds of lockers
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Water wasting urinal
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The mid century font
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Simpler times when your food tasted of nicotine
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Category: swimming

08/10/14 09:47 - ID#59288

Franklinville swimming

While we were at Bass Mountain, (e:paul) talked to Brian found out that him and (e:holly) were also in Franklinville - in a cabin only a few miles away.

So we met up with them at a diner where Holly shocked all the locals. Then we went up to their cabin to swim in the pond. The house was amazing. It was perched on a wooded hill overlooking everything, and had a spring fed pond you could swim in. I wish I could have taken more pictures.

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Category: swimming

07/27/14 12:16 - ID#59239

Windmill Point

We ditched Mike and Dave for camping at Windmill Point on Friday, but we did ride over to swim on Saturday. I was surprised at how well (e:mike) handled camping (Dave didn't get pushed into a fire).

The quarry was amazingly warm and I got to practice diving with (e:terry) a little.
We tried to find the mysterious neighboring quarry from google maps, but it's all privatized with signs *WARNING* you not to trespass.

On the bike path back, we were joined by John, this bleach blond man from Toronto. I thought we were just going to have a short chat, but it got real weird real quick. Apparently he got deported from the United States a few years ago, and wants nothing more than to find a Buffalo husband so he can come back.

He asked Terry to mentor him, help him find love, and get married. When he found out Terry was married, he told me that maybe one day we could get married. When we commented on how there was little to do in Ft. Erie compared to Toronto, he volunteered that there was plenty to do at his house. No thank you.

I was a relieved when we got to the border because I'm sure he would have followed us home. He let us know he would scream, cry and pray that we would come back for him.

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