Every year on January 2nd I see the photos and read the article about the people who participate in this event, but this year I decided to take a drive down to the lake and witness this event for myself.
I was astonished at the number of people down by the lake, not just participants but spectators.
The water was 34 degrees, outside temperature was around 14 degrees with a wind chill factor of zero, burr.
Whatever the reasons for jumping into the icy water they all seemed to enjoy the plunge.
|I was surprised to see so many participants |
and spectators as I approached the lake front.
|Everyone who was going to participate in the plunge stood |
in a roped off area waiting for the signal to enter the water.
|Local divers entered the water to first to provide assistance if needed.|
|And they're off.|
This photo was taken by:BY SEAN KRAJACIC
|From start to finish the plunge lasted less than 45 seconds.|
|Here is the age old question?|
What's under the kilt?
|Family and friends rush forward to congratulate |
their loved ones with towels and blankets.
|The party atmosphere was fun, but short lived.|
It was cold out there!
Szczesliwego Nowego Roku
(sh-tsh-"en"-shly-veh-go noh-veh-goh Roh-koo)
Happy New Year