Friday, January 2, 2009

A Different Point of View

The pictures I took yesterday at the beach did not seem dramatic enough, so I went back this morning and took a few more. This time I walked out on the pier and shot from a different perspective. I think you can see better why the polar plunge was cancelled. Those ice mounds are steep and in order to get into
the water, the polar bears would have to jump directly into frigid water, which probably is over their heads. And how would they
get out?

Today’s newspaper reported the non-event and suggested that the plunge might be rescheduled. At the rate we are going it may be July before the ice is gone. That would be a good time for a polar plunge. After all, as far as I am concerned the water is still too cold then for swimming. Who knows? If they postpone it until summer, I might even participate.

By the way, if you want to enlarge these pictures, just click on them. Michael would suggest not clicking on the one of him and Burlee from yesterday. He thinks a closer view of him wrapped in his green down parka would be just a little too close for comfort. I disagree. Today the person in the picture is no one I know, but it does prove that there is almost always someone on the beach, even in the winter.

1 comment:

Esther said...

Wonderful pictures, Susan.