Among the trivia about where people choose to live, I have heard that a large majority (in the 80-90% range) of Canadians live within 100 miles from the USA border. Also that a large majority of USA people live near one of the coasts (Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf).
So this poll is to try to locate the SDMB person who lives farthest from a “big body of water.” I’ll leave it up to each of you to decide what qualifies as “a big body of water” if you’ll accept that a river counts as such a thing. If you can estimate how far your living quarters are from such a body of water, please respond.
My guess is that we live roughly 6 miles from the manmade Percy Priest Lake, which is the reservoir formed from the damming of the Stones River. Other water near us would include the Cumberland River, with its own “lakes” of Old Hickory and Cheatham. Since Tennessee is “landlocked” with reference to ocean-sized bodies of water, we have to make do with rivers and lakes. But the state has a large number of such things.
How about you?