Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to one and all.
Hope had a good and safe celebration.
We, too, enjoyed our parties and amateur fireworks.

And we assume, if you live close to the water,
that you certainly had a New Year's Swim.

Yes, at about 15 till noon the Mill Bay Beach parking lot gets full
Suddenly people come out of their cars and on to the beach.....
kind of like a flash mob.

But, what I didn't include in this pic was

the frozen water from the drainage pipe form the road above.

The sun might be out. And 22 degrees it might be.

But with the wind chill, it felt like 4 !

In Kodiak, however, that didn't stop these hardy souls.

First the mandatory "picture pose" before the big event.

Then the dash and the splash....

....into the "warm" Pacific waters at 38 degrees !

To experience shock ....
and then the elation of still being alive!

But that doesn't delay the sprint back to the beach ....

....where the "loved ones" are hopefully waiting for you

with a nice dry towel!

Have a Happy New Year !!!

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