Jan 05-12

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2012: January: Jan 05-12
Too cold for swimming    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brenda Leigh
Moving ice around    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brenda Leigh
The crowd gathers    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brenda Leigh
Swimmers getting ready    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brenda Leigh
In they PLUNGE    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brenda Leigh
Jump right in    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brenda Leigh


By
Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 05:53 am:

Brenda Leigh braved the cold, wind and snow on New Year's Day, to photograph the 2nd Annual Polar Bear Plunge at the Menominee Marina, but at least she was fully dressed. The organizers were touting this event as Da Yooper Plunge and entrants had to register and raise money to participate. The money went to the River Cities Community Pool Association, to run their community pool and programs. You can see by Brenda's photos, that the event drew quite a crowd and the organizers had an excavator on hand to break up the ice along the shore for the entry point, while the rescue workers helped move the ice out of the way. The crowds started arriving closer to the starting time and finally the participants dressed in their Hawaiian and summer attire arrived on the shore, working up the courage to finally run into the water and dive right under! I know it's all for a good cause, but with 34 water temperatures, you wouldn't catch me out there. Kudos to the hardy folks who did take the PLUNGE!


By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 06:25 am:

Some brave souls there! SISU!


By Donna (Donna) on Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 06:29 am:

Brenda and Jim find the BEST stuff! Way cool!


By jbuck (Jbuck) on Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 06:52 am:

Oh man, they have Polar Bear events in other areas, but this is the REAL deal. Not to mention these people are out of their minds. But it was all for a good cause!


By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 07:33 am:

Pasties? I'd like see Charlie fill that order.


By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 07:50 am:

You 'yoopers' are crazy!!


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 07:59 am:

I'm with Shirley!! I would have a heart attack if I did that. I don't even like going outside in the winter, much less in that freezing water!! SISU!! WOW!!


By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 12:41 pm:

I like the guy in the 4th picture with the coconuts and hula skirt. LOL..such costumes are funny.

I wonder if the Portage canal will be frozen enough, for the polar dive, this year.


By Danielle L. Adams (Badkid) on Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 02:49 pm:

They have a Polar Bear Dive into the Portage Canal during Heikinpaiva. That is coming up on Jan 28...when it all starts.
http://www.pasty.com/heikki/


By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 08:02 pm:

I know this is not the place to ask this question, but, I am going to ask it anyway.

In my e-mail I have an e-mail under spam. Can I click it on to at least see what it is, then delete it. Thanks.


By tim larsen (Starrnote) on Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 08:19 pm:

mickill..don't take a chance...just delete it...if you open it, it could contain a virus that could wipe out your hard drive..


By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 08:23 pm:

THANKS TIM; It leads me to another question? Even if I just click it on BUT not open it, it could be a virus? I do not want to open it, I just want to see what the subject is.


By Danielle L. Adams (Badkid) on Friday, January 6, 2012 - 12:49 am:

its not worth the risk, but you should be able to right click on it to see who its from and even if it someone you know i wouldn't open it, just delete it. if its important they'll get a hold of ya.


By doug 6540 (Cwo) on Friday, January 6, 2012 - 02:44 pm:

After looking at the photos of the human polar bears, I've come to the conclusion that all the squirrels are not up in the trees !!!


By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Friday, January 6, 2012 - 02:46 pm:

Niether are half the nuts.....


By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Friday, January 6, 2012 - 03:51 pm:

mickill & doug LOL!....that's funny!


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