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Old 10-03-2016, 04:42 PM
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Talking Three Oceans

My RV officially has been to three ocean beaches. How about yours?

Pacific Ocean beach.





Arctic Ocean beach.





Atlantic Ocean beach.




They all look the same, don't they?
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Old 10-03-2016, 04:52 PM
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But the "ROCKS" on the Arctic beach are white! Why is that?
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Old 10-03-2016, 05:20 PM
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But the "ROCKS" on the Arctic beach are white! Why is that?

I guess because these whiten the rocks





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Old 10-03-2016, 06:01 PM
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And all within a few weeks of each other. I was thinking about that when you were on your last trip! Very cool. (no pun intended)
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:52 AM
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Excellent Vlad! Great pictures and a great accomplishment with the RV!
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Old 10-04-2016, 08:07 AM
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Arrow beaches...

Fascinating, Vlad!

Forgive my ignorance, but is there a way to "read" the sand before landing? I can imagine it is like landing on Velcro, and by the time you realize that it is too soft you are trapped...? How does one know that the sand is 'Goldilocks firm', not too wet, not too dry? Don't the wheel pants fill up with sand and change balance? ... And do you worry about vapor lock preventing a hot re-start as the tide comes in?

From personal experience, you haven't really been stuck in a 4x4 until you've been stuck in sand.

BTW, I live in the mid-west... most of our beaches are concrete.

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Old 10-04-2016, 10:20 AM
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Inspiring photos from a man who knows what planes are meant for... Thanks, Vlad!
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Old 10-04-2016, 11:08 AM
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Default The Gauntlet...

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My RV officially has been to three ocean beaches. How about yours?
They all look the same, don't they?
Ah Vlad, throwing the beach landing gauntlet down, but I didn't notice a Golfo De Mexico landing anywhere... I know it's not an ocean, but hey...
Nicely done!

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PS: Back in the late 90's I landed my RV4 on the Sea of Cortez and Pacific beaches of Baja, Mexico during low tide, the best conditions as you well know. (Alaskans carry tide tables in their airplanes!) Both landings were next to beached whales I spotted. Upon landing on the Pacific side, Wolves were entering the carcass and gorging themselves until my 0-320's bark scared them off...
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Old 10-04-2016, 12:09 PM
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how do you even find out where it is okay to land on the beach?
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Old 10-04-2016, 02:24 PM
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Yeah. All Photoshoped.

Nicely done though. 8^)
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