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Old 01-13-2012
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Chesapeake and ICW sailors joke about this...

... but only where the bottom is mud and there are no waves.

Offshore sandbars (Cape Hatteras) and tricky entrances are dead serious. Hard sand in waves is just as deadly as rocks, given a little time.
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(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")

"Well, I just climb up to them."

by Joe Brown, English rock climber




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