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Lobster Day

For a while when I lived in Maine I would keep an eye out for any photo ops. This was January 1, 2008. They have an annual Lobster Day dip in the ocean. It’s the Atlantic. It’s cold. No, I mean really freezing. I’m there in my North Face jacket, hood pulled up, hands in my pockets, camera warm against my chest, and freezing parts of my anatomy we won’t discuss. Folks were out in bikinis and all sorts of outfits as though it were a hot July day at the beach. I filmed them. They ran into the ocean and then ran out again. Crazy. Just remember it ain’t over till the fat lady sings.

7 responses

  1. Wow… Sounds crazy cool

    June 7, 2012 at 2:18 am

  2. Here’s her other gig!

    June 7, 2012 at 11:45 am

    • There are some scary things in the world.

      June 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm

  3. This reminds me of the “polar bears,” as they call themselves…this group that goes for a swim in Lake Michigan in the dead of winter every year.

    June 7, 2012 at 4:19 pm

  4. Not for me! You could not pay me enough to take a dip in freezing water. Even in the dead of summer I still think the water is cold.

    June 8, 2012 at 8:28 am

    • It’s the Atlantic, bracing but never warm.

      June 8, 2012 at 8:54 am

  5. Suying

    Suicide or brave?

    June 9, 2012 at 5:37 pm

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