Traditional 'Noon' on New Year's Day...
Water temp at a 'perfect' 102 degrees!
Gee, I though you were referring to the Dutch New Year's Day tradition in the seaside town of Scheveningen....
This is a polar bear plunge.
Methinks Marv has the right idea.
'When' it gets below zero outside, it's even more perfect! Snow removal muscle aches melt away, and then be able to sleep like a baby.
I had the pleasure of many freezing showers and long treks in below-20º temps to
and from the showers while in AFG. Enjoyed weeks in the 130º+ weather without
Doing this as some sort of "fun" escapes my comprehension. But then again, most
people would say anyone volunteering to go to AFG was a nutter too !
If there is no snow on the ground and you do not put your head completely under it does not count.
Can't be a wimp.
As kid in the '50'-'60's I was out in the snow every minute I could. Now, I can't even dig an iced down can of pop(soda) out of a cooler without my hands aching so bad I can't hardly stand it. "Arther" is hammering me hard. Damn, getting old sucks! Dave
David, I hear ya. All those winters working outside without gloves really took its toll. I had a job one Winter cutting balsam limbs off pulpwood and marking them for cutting into 100" lengths. We'd try to get by with those skimpy little brown cotton gloves and they would get wet and freeze on your hands. So they went in your back pocket. We dried them over the wood stove every night and though they were ragged we'd start the day out with them every day. Winter logging was always tough. When I was 14 years old I started doing piece cutting with an old Homelite chainsaw. My fingers still tingle from the vibration. Arther's been visiting me for several years. Aleve and Tylenol help a bit.
Dick, isn't Scheveningen the place that Germans can't pronounce in the Dutch manner? If someone was suspected of being a German spy, he was asked to pronounce that word. If he said "SHEFF-uh-ning-en", he was shot.
Gilbert, you are correct. The Germans pronounce the "sch" combination as our "sh." The Dutch separate the "s" sound from the "ch" sound (which is a harsh, guttural sound in the back of the throat) and pronounce them separately. You can hear the Dutch pronunciation here:
omg Michael I had to cover with a blanket just to watch your tube.
Dats, sum uv dem strong, healty Norvegien girls Vee race here in da ice cube capital uv da vurld!