Evil D wrote:As far as I can tell NOTHING is showing signs of rust, not even the clip which has some scratches and wear on it. I had both knives (Dfly Salt and Tasman Salt) in my waste band the entire time and I spent a good 5 hours in the ocean yesterday before realizing how burned I had gotten. We're here for another week and I bought a new waterproof Nikon to take pics with so after a couple days if this sunburn eases up I'll see what I can do with taking some pics.
This is my first time seeing the ocean aside from on a bus crossing the Golden Gate bridge so it's pretty surreal. You read about it and see it in movies and pics but until you stand on a beach and look out into that endless blue horizon, you can't really imagine the size of it. It honestly a little emotional for me. I feel like the people here really take it for granted. I grew up in the country fields of southern Ohio and aside from some lakes and rivers there's just nothing that compares to this. I asked my gal what do we have at home that we take for granted that compares to this magnitude and we couldn't think of anything except for some nice forest lands for hiking. I was also kinda shocked at how much open/empty countryside there is in Florida, I had imagined most of the state would be populated with neighborhoods but it seems that the vast majority of the population lives along the coastline. We're in Vero Beach which I don't think is a major tourist town because the beaches are essentially empty, which we're happy about.
That's good btw as you have stated about the first time you've been in the sea and been close .
That is great to hear and I understand the size of the USA in context .
I've been lucky enough to travel , used to where I lived in Kent uk .
Collect fossilised shark teeth , hundreds and thousands of them when the tide goes out .
The sea is the English Channel , they were estimated to be 600 million years old iirc .
And megaldon teeth have been found too but not by me unfortunately , still sharp after all that time .
As I was saying the sea actually increases the risk of sunburn if your In it as the light reflects of the water intensifying the strength .
Funny as the worst burns I had was on an overcast day in Jakarta , couldn't see the sun but really badly burnt .
The same with snow I went skiing in Austria -15 and got a sun tan because of the reflecting light from the white snow :O .
I want to try a H1 as a user as well as collect but wasn't happy if the screws etc rusted as that would be defying the point IMO .
Cheers for the info and your right people take for granted that which they have , and a cliche but until its go e you don't realise .
I could and did leave $500 bike unlocked and went away for 3 days in Kent here I've had my bin full of rubbish stolen 4x I kid you not.
They melt the rubber down and sell it on ?? Crazy but I'm way OT .
Cheers D .