The Black Sea: Shrinking body parts at 23 degrees

Written by on September 26, 2016 in Bulgaria, Leisure - Comments Off on The Black Sea: Shrinking body parts at 23 degrees

Just a month ago, many of us were jumping into the waves at Bourgas Beach, Irakli, Sinemorets, Kiten and elsewhere. It was good and even necessary to cool down. Now, we would need diving suits to make it work, or some of our body parts would shrink substantially.

To northern Europeans, water temperatures of 23 degrees (yes, Celsius, or we would be in Antarctica, if it was Fahrenheit) are actually normal. That is what the North Sea delivers in August, which is why people would rather stay away, and go to Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece or Italy instead.


Berthold Kynast, who shot these pictures today, at Bourgas Beach, is courageous. He actually tried hitting the waves. And he said it was quite windy down there.

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