Taking The Plunge, Again

It’s a bit hard to believe that over a month has passed since my most recent arrival in BC. And, after a great three weeks of house/dog/cat sitting in Salmon Arm (where Chai, the dog, MAY have received more than a little spoiling from me – I couldn’t help it, I was almost powerless against her blue eyes) I’ve now returned to Peachland for house sit #2 of the season.

The timing of my return to Peachland was fortuitous in that it meant that I could attend my second consecutive New Year’s Day Polar Bear Swim. Not surprisingly, I’ve now also NOT participated in my second consecutive New Year’s Day Polar Bear Swim in Peachland, BC. Truth be told, in my youth (oh so many years ago) I remember thinking that such plunges seemed like a good idea. And I still think they’re a good idea – so long as someone else is doing the plunging.

In lieu of me setting foot (or toe, or even finger) in Okanagan Lake I once again took to the sky to capture the event. I’m happy to report that at no time did the drone come in contact with the water – retrieval would’ve been more than a little unpleasant! Fortunately, the same can’t be said for the 89 registered swimmers for this year’s event and the swim seemed to be another success … and, with an air temperature of about 2°C and water temperature of 5°C, it was practically balmy compared to last year’s -8°C conditions.

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