Saturday, February 5, 2011

Lewisburg Polar Bear Plunge 2011

Today was the annual Lewisburg polar Bear Plunge. It is a big time media event...even Bucknell TV was there.
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Of course it is also a social event were fellow plungers will hand you a drink and adjust your bra for you.
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Although the weather "cooperated" today by being in the mid 20s and the freezing rain had diminished to freezing drizzle by start time there was only a small section of the river where the ice had been cleared so participants stood at the starting line and were released in small groups.
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Spectators lined the ramp and stood on the hill above it to watch the brave souls enter the water. I wonder what these two youngsters are thinking.
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Some of the groups entered the water with more enthusiasm than others.
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The younger plungers appeared to be less fazed by the water temperature than their parents.
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More photos of participants leaving the water.
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Some went in a little deeper than others.
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Of course some groups want photos of the event.
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