Tuesday, January 01, 2019
Polar Bear Dip 2019
Toronto's Polar bear dip of 2019
Why anyone would want to jump into a lake when the outside temperature is under 0 degrees beats me. Just getting out of a nice warm bed on an early January 1st was a painful hurdle. Perhaps the shock to the system would rev you up for the rest of the entire year? I decided to get out of that nice warm, cozy cocoon, and venture forth outside.
I thought to myself "It's good to socialize, letting people, friends, know you're still alive. When it gets busy during the rest of the year you won't see anyone.". That's a hard truth. Having friends takes effort.
Showing up to something when you have nothing else planned is not a hard thing to do. You just have to get out there. If you're under the weather or injured it might start to become a Herculean task but I was neither. Maybe getting over a bit of food poisoning but that was really more of a yesterday thing. Out to the beach I went.
There was the usual contingent of photographer friends. Paul, Victoria, some others that I've met sporadically over the years. The event took place at noon. We showed up around 11:00. Basically people run into the water and then come running out. It really doesn't take that much time. Maybe 5 or 10 minutes max. After photographing what we could we would then meet up at a pub somewhere and catch up.
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