Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Polar Bear Plunge 2012


The event took place at noon on New Years Day, at the end of Stalker Road. About fifty hardy Gabriolans jumped into the bay and the vast majority of them came right back out. Air temp was 4C/39F, water temp unknown. It was suggested (by Stevie B) that I should participate in order to "validate my credentials as a Canadian". I passed. Maybe next year, but I doubt it.

More photos here

4 comments:

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Hardy souls... nicely captured! I suppose you could declare that you've validated your Canadianess by vicarious immersion! Lol...

Mo said...

Mad

PerthDailyPhoto said...

We have a group of older people here who do the same thing, winter through summer, I often see them heading off in a group into the water and admire their tenacity!

Babzy said...

She is very brave ! Happy new year from France :)