Have to say this is not for me but Polar Plunges up and down the country are very popular. So we took a run along the coast to Irvine today to watch the one that Irvine Coastwatch they organise in aid of charity. This is their second plunge, and last year we went along as well and they used video footage I took on their website.
It was a much nicer day today than last year was, though I don't suppose it feel warmer for the brave souls who were soaking wet. I did not think there were as many people dressed in costume this year. They also appeared to be in and out the water much quicker.
The crowds gather
waiting on the beach
But the sun was in the wrong place to stand on the higher vantage points.
The two life guards wait.
Stripped off and waiting
These three ladies brought their own floats.
Ready steady go
On the way back out
Cold enough to attract the polar bears
Not to mention The Little Mermaids
Happy faces come out of the water
four back together
and sit down on the water again for the professional photographers
A very busy car park
The coast guard volunteers head back to their vehicle
After we watched the plunge we went for a walk along the beach. Us and a few hundred other people, was nice to see the beach so busy. Was a great low sun for taking shadow pictures.