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Old 12-10-2005, 11:47 AM   #1
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I got the inspiration for this thread from the "You know you're a traveller when» topic, added to the fact that I'm at this very moment studying world geography for an exam (and need a break!).

Am I the only Tpunk who gets all excited to see a sea ? You look at the other side, thinking of what country is there, and you feel at the other end of the world. I personally hope to see more and more of them.

So far :

-Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (from both western and eastern shores)
-North Sea
-Black Sea
-South China Sea
-Tasman Sea

And there are too many rivers to list, but here the two who got my travel vibes going :
-the Mekong (doing my laundry in it was one of the best "backpacker experience" ever, seemed like being in a dream, or in the ''idea" of travelling)
-the Danube
-the Seine

And one day, the Amazone, the Amour, the Nile... *dreaming*

To see the Himalayas was a good one too !
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-Pacific
-Atlantic
-Mediteranean
-Persian Guf

Damn, that's a weak list, I know.
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I am obsessed with the ocean/seas. I always have been. I just get this feeling of peace. I bought the book "Chicken Soup for the Ocean Lovers Soul." My list is pretty pathetic as well.

Atlantic
Gulf of Mexico
Mediterranean
North Sea
Galway Bay
Irish Sea
Lake Michigan
Seine River
Rhone River
Rhein River
Nahe River
Mississippi River
Vistula River
English Channel
(I think Reykjavik, Iceland needs a sea)

Edited to add: okay, if we're doing rivers and such (and padding lists! ), I'm adding more!
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Atlantic
Pacific
Caribean
Gulf of Mexico
Sea of Cortez
Lake Michigan
Lake Erie
Lake Superior

Ok technically the last three aren't seas but anyone who has seen them I think would agree that they should be!
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Pacific Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
Indian Ocean
Tasman Sea
Caribbean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
Arafura Sea (i think that's what its called. The water above australia)
North Sea

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So far i've been in
The Atlantic
The Irish Sea
The North Sea
The English Channel
St Georges Channel

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MMm interesting topic! i never thought about this before... lets see:

OCEANS:
- Atlantic (South and North, but only from the American Continet: from Argentina and the US)
- Pacific (same as before, from Chile and the US)

SEAS:
- Argentine Sea
- Red Sea (gulf of Aqaba and of Suez)
- Gulf of Mexico
- Dead Sea
- Mediterranean Sea
- Aegean Sea
- Marmara Sea
- Black Sea
- Adriatic Sea (from the Gulf of Venice)
- North Sea (The English Channel really)

MAJOR RIVERS:
- River Plate (Río de la Plata: widest in the worls and it's were I live )
- Thames
- Seine
- Tiber
- Arno
- Po
- Nile
- Jordan
- Colorado
- Mississippi
- Hudson
....I give up, rivers are hard to remember, I actually had to look some of them up.
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Originally posted by TheJake@Dec 11 2005, 12:41 AM
Atlantic
Pacific
Caribean
Gulf of Mexico
Sea of Cortez
Lake Michigan
Lake Erie
Lake Superior

Ok technically the last three aren't seas but anyone who has seen them I think would agree that they should be!
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The Sea of Cortez, aye? I'm sure Cortez would have something to say about that...

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OKay you think your lists are pathetic mine is worse the only body of water I've seen is LAKE ONTARIO!!
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So far only the three main ones everyone here has seen:

Pacific Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
Mediterranean Sea

but...within the next couple months I'll be visiting the Dead Sea, Red Sea and Kinneret (Sea of Galilee)...I just haven't had the time to drive to them
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Well this is just out of control are we doing any body of water or "seas” cause I went to turkey run state park over the summer...

Here’s my list of seas I have been IN not just seen
North Atlantic Ocean (both sides)
North Pacific Ocean
Gulf of Mexico
Gulf of California
Lake Michigan
Mediterranean Sea
Ohio River
Mississippi River
North Sea
Caribbean sea
Bay of Biscay
Tyrrehenian Sea
Adriatic Sea
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Well this is just out of control are we doing any body of water or "seas” cause I went to turkey run state park over the summer...
Hmmm, I was thinking in fact of mythical body of waters (usually seas) that we got all excited to see, or feel, or did whatever else in... (I extended a bit on my list with the Himalayas). But if people want to throw a list of everything, why not ? It's just, less "travel-spirited" !

We have a nice list here, all together, we cover quite a bit of the planet !

... Where is Tyrreanic Sea ???
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^ it is off the coast of Italy (Rome side) Actually part of the Mediterranean but I was getting technical to pad my list
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In order of appearance:

Gulf of Mexico,
Pacific Ocean,
Atlantic Ocean,
Arctic Ocean,
Beaufort Sea,
Mediterranean Sea (Ligurian Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea, Alboran Sea - yes, all but the Aegean damn it!),
North Sea (& British Channel)

Rivers and lakes, WAY to many to name - most of the major ones in the US and many in Europe (when I went on a 6 weeks kayak around Europe).

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Lets see:
Pacific Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
Carribean sea
Gulf of Mexico
Adriatic sea
Tyrrenean sea
Sea of Cortez

Sweet dreams are made of these...
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Cool topic, Esth!

-Pacific Ocean
-Mediterranean
-Sea of Cortez
-River Sienne
-River Thames

Also, Tarifa, Spain is on the southern tip of Spain (across from Morocco, Africa). That is the meeting point between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

So, I guess... add the Atlantic Ocean to my list too!



(bunch of other rivers and lakes, but the above were cool)
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Atlantic
Pacific
Gulf of Mexico
Mediterranean Sea
North Sea
English Channel
Thames
Tiber
Loch Ness

edited to add:
Actually, the Mediterranean is one of my favorite traveling memories. I was a part of a study abroad group, and we were on a six day tour through the country- touring with your professor is like being in class round the clock. He even lectured in the bus. And the train.
So we arrived battle weary at the Hotel Dawlish in Tangiers. I will say this for UTexas, they really take care of their students abroad. I went down in the free hour before dinner and bought some smokes and a bottle of famed moroccan "Grey Wine" and took them back up to the privacy of my balcony. The air was still and warm, I could see the whitewashed walls of the old city at my feet to the left, pleasure boats to the right, and the silvery mediterranean right in front of me. Spain hovered there just on the horizon. The sun was setting, casting deep reddish light on the medina below me. Everything was kind of quiet, and I could hear strains of a trumpet coming from what we later found out was a jazz festival somewhere below. The trumpet player quit just as the mosques called the faithful to prayer and spain disappeared; it was just a few lights way off at the edge of the world.
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