Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/05/22

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Subject: [Leica] OT: Rogue Waves
From: tedgrant at (Ted Grant)
Date: Sun May 22 10:46:04 2005
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Oliver offered:
> I live just a couple of blocks from the ocean. The beach as well as the
> overlooks, walks, and trails near the water are posted with warning signs 
> (in English, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese) that point out the danger of 
> rogue waves and undertow, with the message "PEOPLE HAVE DIED HERE" added 
> for emphasis.<<<

Hi Oliver,
I bet most folks who live inland have neither heard nor have any idea that 
such a thing as rogue waves exist, that is until they're being dragged out 
to sea! :-(

Up island here a few years ago, we had three Japanese tourists swept away in 
one shot even after the group had been warned repeatedly to watch for and 
beware of "big waves and certainly not to go exactly where they went." :-(

One blink and they were gone!  :-(

So for all the list members who are not ocean side folks this is one message 
for all of you to always keep in mind if visiting ocean beaches anywhere, as 
they don't just happen around the shores of North America.


Replies: Reply from datamaster at (Gary Todoroff) ([Leica] OT: Rogue Waves)
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