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Old 08-12-2009, 04:07 AM
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The joys of sobriety

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I just wanted to post on here about my weekend. I've took up scuba diving in sobriety and love it, it's something i've wanted to do since i was a child.

Anyway i went up to the Northumbria coast the weekend to some little islands called the Farnes. Weather was beautiful, water was crystal clear, sandy empty beaches.

I actually got to dive with wild seals, they're bigger than you think!!...bigger than a large dog...there were hundreds of them. Saw lots of other wild life too, including a big jelly fish out in the deep.

Had i been drinking i would never have experienced this.

Sobriety really can give you a life beyond your wildest dreams.

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Old 08-12-2009, 04:31 AM
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really good to read this post, and I couldnt agree more. I also have a life beyond my wildest dreams, and some days I dont even go out!!
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:36 AM
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Sounds awesome Paul! Diving while drunk or even hungover definetly sounds like it wouldn't last long.
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:45 AM
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Indeed. When I was 20 I had a friend who went swimming drunk and drowned. Probably a good thing to stay away from water while drunk.

Oh. I think I missed the point of the thread Earlier this summer I posted some photos from hiking around the lake near my house. Never would have done that while drinking. 5 miles through the woods every day after work... it was pretty awesome. When it cools off a bit I'm going to start again-- not much fun to do 5 miles in 100 degree weather.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:44 AM
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I am really jealous of you Paul, that will be me one day
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:52 AM
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Wow! That would have been neat to see (and photograph ). I'm jealous, too. That's freakin' awesome.
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:07 AM
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That's a real adventure for sure and beats diving into a bottle by far.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:03 AM
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Thanks for the reminder, I need to put that on my agenda of things I CAN do again.

I havent been on a dive in 10 years. I used to live in Florida and took a couple dive trips in the Keys. Awesome!

No wild seals though.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:28 PM
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I've put a few pics up in my profile, you can't really make out the seals so well in them though.

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Old 08-12-2009, 01:39 PM
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I love reading this type of thread, thanks Paul!

I am so glad you were able to do it and it inspires me too.
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:32 PM
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Well diving with wild seals sounds just amazing!! I havent quite managed that yet but since getting sober a few months ago Ive moved into my first house and started making it a lovely home with my son and passed my driving test!
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by dignityback
since getting sober a few months ago Ive moved into my first house and started making it a lovely home with my son and passed my driving test!
That's amazing in itself!....it's what sober living is all about

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