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Miriam’s Trip Blog: I’m at the Beach!

August 30th, 2012 · by Cyndi · 6 Comments

This is me posing for a picture for my mom at Meeks Bay beach in Lake Tahoe.

Miriam ready to go swimming

This is me jumping off a rock in the water.

Miriam jumping into the cold water

The water in the lake was VERY cold.  I could barely even swim in it.

Lake Tahoe at Meeks Bay

This is me reading a book with my sunglasses on because the sun was shining in my eyes.

Miriam reading Rhianna the Seahorse Fairy

Look out for our next post about driving through the dessert to Salt Lake City.

 

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  • 1 Judith Norman // Aug 30, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Hi Miriam,
    The water looks cold!
    Here’s a question I’m wondering about: why do the ducks stay in the water if it’s so cold?
    Looking forward to hearing about more adventures!
    Judith

  • 2 Leatanya Koppa // Aug 30, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Hi Mariam,
    The water looks so pretty and clear, and I love your bathing suite. Looks like you had a very refreshing day in the cool water. I look forward to hearing about your next adventure!
    Leatanya

  • 3 Aunt Geri // Aug 30, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    I like your pose in the first picture – it’s very cute. Also, wearing sunglasses to read a book at the beach is about what I would expect :) Looking forward to hearing about the drive through the desert :)

  • 4 Kate // Aug 30, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Great pictures!

  • 5 Grandma Debbie // Aug 31, 2012 at 9:31 am

    The water looks so clear and clean. It’s a great photo of the lake with the duck swimming. I looked up why ducks can swim in very cold water and why people can’t.

    People can’t stay in cold water too long because they don’t have feathers, but Ducks can swim in this water without freezing due to their feathers. A duck has many layers of feathers and between each layer is an additional layer of air. Air is a very poor conductor of heat. This means that heat does not travel through it easily. The layers of air between a ducks feathers prevents the duck’s body heat from escaping. The feathers in effect act as insulation and allow the duck to continue its happy swim.

    What book are you reading? What’s your favorite book?

    Love you Grandma Debbie

  • 6 ~C // Sep 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    When I was your age or a little younger I went with my Gramma and Grampa to Lake Tahoe. I had a blowup raft to lay on that had a clear window in it so I could watch the fish. I was laying on it and watching the fish and watching the fish and then I heard my name from far away and looked. I was so far from the beach! I hadn’t done anything, just the raft had floated. My uncle swam out and towed me back.

    It was fun watching those fish in that clear clear water <3

    ~C

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