Can you swim in the Hudson Bay?
No pedants, please. Don't respond with something like:
"Depends on what you define swimming as."
"Yes, you can swim in the Hudson Bay, but you'll freeze."
and so on.
What I'm asking is if it's practical enough to swim in it to where some people actually do it. A friend who's from MN said that few people swim in Lake Superior even in summer because the water is always cold. So I imagine the Hudson Bay would be worse?
- Lib.rare.ianLv 75 months ago
It is not practical.
Water temperature peaks at 8–9 °C (46–48 °F) on the western side of the bay in late summer. That is too cold for human survival for any length of time. Death could occur in 30-45 minutes.
- TorukoLv 65 months ago
The town of Churchill is located amid Hudson Bay.
Tourists go there to tour the town dump. Aboard
an armored bus with heavy gage protective wire
screens bolted about all glass windows. Paws
have scarred to bus exterior for years as beasts
lean on the bus with clear intent of eating all the
occupants. When the snowbanks around bay
water are seen to 'blink' that is where the worst
swim threat is coming from. Appetite stalks
Hudson bay, swims all water, and never plays
with any food. Bay residents all have credible
accounts of lives lost by ambush or pursuit.
Can reader swim with a loaded .44 magnum?
As that's the minimum weaponry to survive
Hudson Bay visits. I recommend the train
ride to Churchill and for the experienced
assistance needed to survive swimming.
- 5 months ago
- GaryLv 45 months ago
Only swim where you are allowed to. Conservatives break the law enough.
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- Mr. SmartypantsLv 75 months ago
Hudson Bay freezes over in the winter (I guess that's no surprise to anyone). Usually the ice is gone by August but it begins to freeze over again in October or November.
Could you swim in it? Of course you could! There are people who swim in icy water on purpose, believing it to be healthy. You could probably even swim in the winter, once the ice breaks up. Might not be the safest thing, but COULD you? Sure.
- Anonymous5 months ago
I CAN'T, TOO COLD.
- 5 months ago
If I were you, I'd find another means to find out such as joining a discussion group of a town on the Hudson Bay. Yahoo Answers is inhabited primarily by "people" who probably couldn't find the Hudson Bay on a map let alone Canada.