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Staying Dry(ish) At The Polar Bear Plunge. Again.

I am a creature of habit, so OF COURSE I started the year off with a trip down to the Mon Wharf to watch crazy people jump in the river. (Last year's post about the Polar Bear Plunge is here.)

I can't say that I understand the lure of jumping into 30-something degree water on purpose, but there's a lot of people who do it.

Including monkeys.


Police Officers.


And some of my favorite people.

I don't get it. At all. I think every last one of them rocks for doing it, but I am firmly on the team that thinks Santa can shove his "the only thing you have to overcome is getting the nerve to do it" sign somewhere dark and stinky.

For the record, I'm blaming Santa for the major weather change in the middle of the Polar Bear Plunge. When we all arrived, it was absolutely gorgeous outside.

But rain showed up just in time for the plunge.

And SOME of us were trying to stay dry.

There are a bunch more photos of the Polar Bear Plunge over on Flickr.

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Reader Comments (4)

I wouldn't jump into that river even if the water temp was 85 degrees. More power to them for doing it but no way do I see the need to join them.

January 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

Yep. Don't get it. At all.
All the Polar Bears jumped into Lake Michigan this morning. Nuts.

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKat

It is 40C here today.

That looks like a damn fine idea to me.

January 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelley @ magnetoboldtoo

I'm with you...I think they're nuts...still it's tons of fun to watch!! LOL! Wish the weather had stayed gorgeous...that bridge/reflection shot is marvelous!

January 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
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