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Q&A The best places in the world you've seen? [closed]

The best places you've ever been to? And how did you get there, as I want to go somewhere myself...

0 answers  ·  posted 12d ago by Eyrello‭  ·  closed 12d ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Is it legal to launch a kayak from a public beach in Chicago?

I live in Chicago and would like to get a foldable kayak. As far as I can tell the only thing I need to do to be able to use it in Lake Michigan is get a watercraft registration. Once I have that ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by qfwfq‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are these tracks on the sand in Portugal dormouse tracks?

I've found these tracks just a couple of days ago on the Ursa beach near Cabo da Roca, Portugal. I'm not familiar with the fauna of this place and the only possible candidate I've found for now is ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Usurer‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Pully rig hook release problem

So I'm still learning about beach fishing and trying different rigs. Been using the pully rig on one rod with big baits (bluey, squid/worm wraps etc) and now and again on the cast the hook releases...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Edward Kelly‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Will a live clam on the beach have a better chance of staying healthy if I put it in the water?

Usually when I'm at the beach, especially at low tide, there are many pieces of open or broken shells of mollusks, including clams. They can't survive without their shells, so those broken pieces a...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why should lights be turned off on beaches where turtles breed?

I have a friend who lives in Orlando, Florida. She and her husband are avid sailors and travelers. They also hunt lighthouses, and have seen over 100 different ones. They're currently on a trip fro...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Telescopic surf fishing rods - Are less segments better?

I am looking for a telescopic surf fishing rod of about 14 feet length &amp; lure weight up to 250grams/8oz. Is it better if a telescopic surf rod has less segments or does it not matter ? This o...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by AgileFisherman‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Beach fishing - Should I get waders or long rod to cast further into the sea?

Many beaches where I want to do surf fishing (from shore) are almost flat for many feet into the sea. Some of the beaches have a steep slope into the sea. I hope to catch striped bass, perch or any...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by AgileFisherman‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are some effective ways to deal with sand when camping on or near the beach?

I've done plenty of camping in my life, especially since it's part of my job, but one area where I've been particularly challenged is camping where sand is involved. It just gets everywhere and int...

5 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by manoftheson‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What's that stinging feeling when I swim in the sea?

When I swim in the sea around Singapore, I get stinging/prickling/electric sensations on my skin in certain areas of the water sometimes. There aren't any visible creatures nearby. What are these...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Andrew Tan‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Island camping tent advice

I am planning on camping on the beach in Florida. Since I will be on an island I have to pack what I can carry. I do not have a tent yet, and was wondering what I should look for in a tent for a Fl...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Thien‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why do Sandpipers show off their catch?

I noticed a couple of Sandpipers today who, after extracting a larger-than-normal morsel from the sand under the receding waves, "strutted their stuff" and dropped the morsel they had discovered fo...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by B. Clay Shannon‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are these rusted metal objects found on a beach?

On a very secluded beach on the Faroe Islands (half a day's hike from the nearest road, and you have to climb down a 50m cliff using an old rope), I found these rusted metal objects. They're about ...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by helm‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there beaches on the East Coast (US) where one can camp without a permit?

Every summer I have a strong desire to go camping on a beach. However, I've discovered that the places near me (Long Island, New York, northern New Jersey) often either: Have a limited number of...

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Laura‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Riding a bicycle on the beach?

A friend just came back from the beach and he mentioned he decided not to take his bike because he wasn't sure if it would be easy/comfortable to ride it on the sand. We started discussing if it w...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Roflo‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is this sand dollar with barnacles attached to it at all rare?

While taking my usual stroll along Del Monte beach in Monterey yesterday, I found this sand dollar with a clump of barnacles attached: Is this rare at all? Any observations on why it would wash ...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by B. Clay Shannon‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Best saltwater fishing rigs

I am unfamiliar with saltwater shore fishing rigs I have seen some premade, but I am looking to make my own. Generally the most common ones I have seen online seem to have a large weight on the ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by John‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Who should I contact if I want to have a campfire?

I want to have a campfire on Southport beach in a few weeks as a small birthday celebration with some friends. I was wondering who I should contact to request permission to do so, as I know it's il...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Vyvernn‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I tell if there's a living snail in the shell, without picking it up?

When I go to the beach, I love to look at sea shells. I never take them with me because they're vital to the eco-system. I just gently pick them up, have a close look and sometimes take pictures, t...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are Dolphin sightings seasonal or serendipitous?

I walk along Del Monte Beach in Crow City, USA (Monterey, California) quite often. It is not too rare to see dolphins frolicking (so it seems to me, although they may just be going about their bu...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by B. Clay Shannon‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can pregnant women parasail?

My wife and I, are going to a a location full of beaches. My wife is 4 months pregnant and she wants to do a para-sailing session. They take off from the beach, fly over the sea for 5 minutes and...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by arahant‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Did I save, or prolong the death throes, of the tuna crabs?

Walking along the strand this morning in Monterey, I was confronted by hundreds (at least) of stranded (no pun intended) tuna crabs (I thought they were shrimp, but a visitor from San Diego told me...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by B. Clay Shannon‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A What would cause sudsy surf?

I took my usual weekend stroll along the strand (Del Monte Beach in Monterey, California) today. It was different today than ever before. For one thing, there were no Sandpipers or Plovers or Gul...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by B. Clay Shannon‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A What makes some beaches better spots for beachcombers than others?

I live within walking distance of Del Monte beach in Crow City, USA (Also known as Monterey, California). I enjoy scouring the beach for interesting-looking stones, seashells, and bits of seaworn ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by B. Clay Shannon‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can deep wave action be partially predicted by lunar phases?

Where I walk weekly (Del Monte Beach in Monterey, California), I beachcomb for shells, glass, and particularly stones. Most of what gets cast up is rather dull and uninteresting - gray and black ro...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by B. Clay Shannon‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are the birds that snatch bread out of the air "more citified" (tamer) than those who let it drop?

I often take a slice of bread to the beach when I go on my beachcombing ramblings, and throw pieces of it to the shore birds that are, like me, combing the beach but, unlike my search for "jewels" ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by B. Clay Shannon‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do Plover sentinels give the "move out" signal?

During my usual weekend morning jaunt along Del Monte Beach in Monterey (California), I noticed for the first time the Plovers, who normally seem to forage nonstop, actually taking a communal break...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by B. Clay Shannon‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why do Sandpipers sometimes hop on one leg?

While walking on the beach in Monterey, I have noticed several Sandpipers that I at first thought had lost a leg; they hop along on the one, eliciting pity from naive onlookers. Then, though, they...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by B. Clay Shannon‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why do Sandpipers and Plovers "hang out" together?

I walk on Del Monte beach in Monterey, California quite often. I see LOTS of Sandpipers there; and always with them are Plovers (which remind me of little frenetic Killdeer). The Sandpipers dig i...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by B. Clay Shannon‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does a tent need special after-trip care when camping on and near ocean beaches?

Does a tent need any special care after camping on or near ocean beaches? I know that salt can corrode metal (e.g. metal in the poles, stakes, zippers, etc.) and sand can mechanically abrade many p...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by nhinkle‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it normal for a double skin popup tent to leak in slight rain?

About a year ago I was given a three person dual skin popup tent. Almost new but possibly a factory second. (It's made by "Vango" and I think it could be a "reject" because one of the four guy rop...

4 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by hippietrail‭  ·  last activity 9y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there any year round beaches with nearby bouldering?

I want it all in one. I recently went to Florida and fell in love with West Palm Beach, but I could never live there due to the lack of climbing. Are there any locations which combine year roun...

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by Patrick Lee Scott‭  ·  last activity 11y ago by System‭

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