Happy Thanksgiving to all three of my readers! This year, I decided to do a Polar Bear Swim at Golden Gardens in Seattle. This is on the Puget Sound and the water is always cold. Telemetry from a nearby buoy read the water temp as 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The buoy lies. Maybe not. The 30+ mph wind gusts, 40 degree temperature and the icy rain made it feel really cold. This was the coldest I have ever felt in or out of the water.
Regardless, it was great. Even was asked by someone walking the beach if I lost a bet. “No, I’m just crazy.” I replied.
While Polar Bear Swims are slightly crazy, they can be healthy. I will be out there again on January 1. Hope to see you there.