**Photo Challenge CIC 194 -- Summer **

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Dave
Dave Veteran Member • Posts: 4,544
Re: Mr T ...

Jim B (MSP) wrote:

We are heading for Bar Harbor today on the Maine coast.

The weather service has issued a "beach hazard" warning:

BEACH HAZARD...THE WARM AIR TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 70S TO LOWER 80S MAY CAUSE PEOPLE TO UNDERESTIMATE THE DANGERS OF THE COLD WATER TEMPERATURES WHICH ARE CURRENTLY ONLY IN THE MID 50S.

I know that you would appreciate this, though your cold CA water is warmer than 50.

I invite any of you to polar plunge.  I have done so above 75 degrees north and below 65 degrees south.  Antarctica's 29F waters were noticeably colder than Svalbard's 33F.  A warm shower soon afterward was welcomed at both.  Rest assured I was in and out quickly!  A similar strategy can be applied in Maine.  I have heard of people actually swimming in such temperatures.  I will leave that to them.  Hats off to Traveler for his fortitude.

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