Channel into yacht club at Newcastle on Lake Ontario
Looks like a great day for a swim, right? It was about noon on January 1st, approximately two hours before a few hardy humans were scheduled to jump into the water for a quick dip in the icy water.
Burning ice-storm debris on the beach
A small bonfire on the beach was handy for warming fingers and toes. Not to worry, members of the Newcastle fire department were on hand to...
Chipping away ice so "polar bears" can reach the water
chop away the ice (in the background), creating an easy pathway to the water's edge. I'm guessing the orange cones were about to be placed to show the bathers which way to head.
Ice on lighthouse
But a two-hour wait for the actual happening was too long for me to wait. I was too chilly in my cozy boots, hooded coat, scarf and mittens to feel like sticking around.
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