The air temp was 43F degrees , the water temp was 45F degrees!
|bikini's & mittens, only in Maine|
|Notice the frogmen in the water!|
|The 1st Dippers - 24th year!|
|Fools Rush In . . . for a good cause!|
|Yes, that's the No. Atlantic (this photo from Portland Press Herald)|
I didn't want to go in the water and get frost bite etc.
|Notice the 3 "bikini girls" on the left, well my husband did! LOL!!!|
|Catching their breath . . .|
Now if you're asking if I was one of those people who jumped in the North Atlantic, the answer is NO! I very quietly stood on the beach and took photos! I will admit, the thought did cross my mind to put my toe in, but I lost my husband in the crowd and didn't have anyone to hold my camera bag . . . oh well, maybe next year!
Yesterday's event raised $87,000.00 dollars, with money still coming in!
Over the years this event has become VERY organized. There is now a portable tent hospital, and lots of emergency medical staff as well as police and fire in the event of a problem. When we 1st started going to these dips it was simply a small group of people who gathered on the beach with friends who ran in the water and raised some money!
|Some of OOB's finest!|