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Guten Tag from Sunny Aylesbury, UK.

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Jeggie

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Hello folks.
I have just started Snorkelling and can't get enough - simply thinking about it all the time.
Sadly I live within 10 miles of the furthest point from the Sea in the UK AND it's just turned Autumn and cold so probably won't be active until May-ish next year.
Been Kayaking for years so familiar with tide and most sea hazards also have some useful gear for Snorkelling (Wetsuit/PFD/Drybags etc)
I will lurk the forums and soak up as much as I can.
Cheers

Jeggie
 
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Grüß Gott from drizzly Tyneside! Until several years ago, I occasionally snorkelled in the North Sea wearing vintage-style full-foot fins, an oval mask, a J-shaped snorkel and a replica early-1960s valveless drysuit. Nowadays I research the history of underwater swimming equipment across Europe instead. When I sea-snorkelled early in the day, I loved watching the sun rise in the sky as I floated on the surface, sometimes plunging a metre or so to the sandy bottom. Like you, I respected the tidal flow, preferring calm waters to billowing waves where I risked losing my mask or one of my fins.
 
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Grüß Gott from drizzly Tyneside! Until several years ago, I occasionally snorkelled in the North Sea wearing vintage-style full-foot fins, an oval mask, a J-shaped snorkel and a replica early-1960s valveless drysuit. Nowadays I research the history of underwater swimming equipment across Europe instead. When I sea-snorkelled early in the day, I loved watching the sun rise in the sky as I floated on the surface, sometimes plunging a metre or so to the sandy bottom. Like you, I respected the tidal flow, preferring calm waters to billowing waves where I risked losing my mask or one of my fins.
Haha thats a trippy answer mein fruend. I tried the occasional plunge and it was amusing to be yoinked back to the surface by my PFD. Some calm day I will unzip the beast and crawl the sands like the Lobster I was born to be. Hope all goes well with you up in the cold North. I'm jealous you're much closer to glorious Whitby though!
 
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Fortunately you live on a island, as they used to say " built on coal and surrounded by sea, teaming with fish". ( Sadly not quite so true or meaningful now!)
 
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