Tuesday, January 02, 2007

New Years Day Conditions

Force 7 on the open ocean, -4c(wind chill-10)...burr..A very typical winter's day. You would never have even said is was stormy...unless you where about to take a dip at the annual polar bear swim. But this is not what kept us from swimming the Atlantic at noon...I'd say it was the rip tide along the beach. Just inside this huge wharf area is a boat basin...with brackish water that's most likely colder than the ocean. From the basin, few brave(crazy) souls did jump in...they then scrambled on all fours to get out via the iced slipway. I'll post a group photo later...I'll also grab a shot of a kayak outing a few of us did an hour later, out of a harbour community called Quidi Vidi.


Blogger Alison Dyer said...

Hi Jamie - love the New Year's Day shot in Conception Bay! thank goodness our dip in the gut was out of the wind, mostly. and what's a jan.one paddle without a little ice on the spray skirt :)
happy new year... alison

8:09 p.m.  
Blogger Michael said...

Looking forward to seeing some pics!

1:11 a.m.  

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