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I Swam In the Pacific and the Atlantic

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    Panama

    My mother was born and raised in Panama. A few years ago, she took my oldest brother and I down to finally meet our grandparents. When we got there, and got rested up, one of the first things we did was drive to the beach. I live on the Pacific Ocean in Oregon but it freezing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 20, 2012

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    Swimming Around The Usa

    I grew up in California and moved to NY when I was 12. Yes I have swam in the Atlantic and Pacific. Also in the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence river, and lots of pools. Also nude beaches too.
    nyguy69 nyguy69 61-65, M Dec 25, 2009

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    Alaska, Cold, Virginia, Warm. Pensacola, Fantastic, Mediterranean Sea, Great Too. Cuba, Also Nice.

    Having served in the armed forces and being a military dependent before that, I have swam in several seas and both of the oceans listed here! I love the ocean!
    Emichael Emichael 41-45, M Jun 27, 2012

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    I Did

    I swam in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time when I was almost a teenager.  It was winter and we were spending some quality time in Flordia.  A few years later I had my first chance to swim in the Pacific.  I now live near the Pacific and could swim there every...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 27, 2009

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    And...

      ... Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes, too.
    gladiate gladiate 51-55, M 4 Responses Oct 27, 2009

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    I Grew Up On Long Island and Drove Up the Pch

    Long Island is part of New York state. Fire Island is a barrier island that runs most of the length of Long Island's south shore, buffering the effects of the Atlantic Ocean's battering waves and erosion. Some of my very earliest memories are of beach experiences on Fire Island...
    qazrazl qazrazl 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 3, 2009

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    I Prefer The Pacific Ocean

    I grew up in Hawai'i and the ocean is apart of who we are. While in the military I was fortunate to travel all over the US. In Florida I swam in the gulf of Mexico. In Boston I swam in the Atlantic Ocean. First of all, the water is to cold to appreciate. Secondly, the waves have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 7, 2009

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    Anyone looking for a relaxing care free time in AC!! I am your friend!! I have a place you can stay for a small fee. I have a time share that I love to let others use!! My place...
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    I'd run my whole life long to reach you; paddle my way across Atlantic and Pacific; traverse Jungle and Desert to find you; climb cliffs and drop from the sky to rescue you...
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    1. Solitude for reflection, meditation and recharging my batteries.2. Sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean, with a box of Grasshopper cookies and a thermos of strong black coffee.3...
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    I was with this guy for two years who I loved so much to where we (or at least I) was determined to always be together pass high school and on. He would always talk about that. One...
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    imurfriend imurfriend 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 14

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    friend just likened my eyes to the Atlantic Ocean. It really couldn't have been a better ocean to draw the likeness to. Not only does it link my dual nationality of Canadian and...
    GoddessBluefox GoddessBluefox 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses 46-50, F 7 Responses Feb 8

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    Recently I took a regular trip to the beach as per usual on the weekend. My trip however, was made very interesting once I arrived. So like anyone I set up my beach items and then...
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    I love swimming in jeans since my late teens but combining this experience with my penchant for wearing leather pants was probably one of the best experiences that I ever had and...
    zilberjk zilberjk 31-35, M 18 hrs ago

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    So this is going to be somewhat of a long story.. But I need to share with someone. Maybe sharing it will help me figure out where my heart lies. My ex an I broke up about 2 years...
    StephanieLynne1125 StephanieLynne1125 22-25, F Feb 6

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    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M Feb 18

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    The power of nature... Storm on the western Atlantic coast of Ireland (Picture credit RTE)
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    summertime, 9pm, no cars in sight as I open up the throttles, windows wound down to the stops, and blast through the warm dusky air with nothing but the gently curving road ahead...
    jahosijhs jahosijhs 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I had a dream about you.... I took a cruise, and you took a canoe... you paddled alongside my ship out into the Atlantic Ocean and down to the Caribbean... You shouted “I love...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I have a dream to buy a sailboat and spend 5 years sailing around the world. Starting fro Toledo Ohio, sailing to Ireland/England, Europe and the Mediterranean, Northern Africa...
    dynamic71 dynamic71 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    The only thing between me and where I want to be is the Atlantic Ocean but I don't have the money or brains to get there. And besides, I'm only 16. I'm stuck here with nothing to...
    dirtbagteen dirtbagteen 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    BILLY FURY: 'That's Love' (from the LP 'The Sound of Fury', 1960). The closest anyone this side of the Atlantic got to the 'Sun Sessions' sound. Impresario Jack Good handled...
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    FromTheWindow FromTheWindow 22-25, F Feb 8

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    Did anyone else's mother make them watch My State Fair, Gone with the wind, South Pacific, Carousel, seven brides for seven brothers those kinda movies ?
    Floo64 Floo64 22-25, F Feb 8

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    I can't wait to move to the Pacific Northwest. Seattle, WA or Portland, OR most likely. Nothing makes me happier than the sound of the rain any time of day. We don't get nearly...
    thereallittlemermaid thereallittlemermaid 22-25, F 13 Responses Feb 19

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