Daily blogging?

Sometimes I just have nothing to say. (It doesn’t mean I have nothing to do!)

As in today. I paid bills, balanced checkbooks, and drilled more sea glass. Not much to say about that.

There was one remarkable part of the day. At 11 a.m. with temperatures in the 40’s, Cindy Thomas and I decided it was a good chance to take our February Dip of the Month. (It is supposed to get cold again over the weekend and she is going away soon.) Doesn’t this look deceptively inviting?

It was actually a little more breezy than we planned on, and the water was only 36°.  Shockingly cold. We did not feel the need go back in for a double dip!

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  1. I still can’t believe you swim in winter!

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    • Barb Fernald

      Oh…well…we can’t quite call it swimming! But we do have rules for our little club. For a true Dip of the Month it has to take place in an outdoor body of water, above the 42nd parallel (a little north of Boston). You don’t have to get your hair wet, but you do have to get horizontal in the water. We don’t jump off a dock to get totally submerged. It’s important to run in from the beach so we can run back out as fast as possible. The whole dip takes about 40 seconds!

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  2. I’m with you, Roberta…can’t believe anyone can do it! I’m so spoiled by the warm Gulf of Mexico that I don’t even swim after it dips to 73 degrees or so.

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  3. Barb Fernald

    6 years ago, our friend Letitia Baldwin did a little write up about swimming in Maine and our little group for the Boston Globe.
    http://articles.boston.com/2006-06-25/travel/29239900_1_maine-waters-mount-desert-island-ocean-temperature

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  4. Yikes! I was at Sandy Beach in Acadia National Park in June last year and I couldn’t even wade in the water it was so fricken’ cold! It made the blood in my legs hurt. I can’t believe you get all the way in. In February! You ROCK!

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    • Barb Fernald

      I know what you mean Lisa. It’s actually less painful to get in and out than to just stand there. That makes my ankles hurt every time!

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  5. You impress me! Even 60 degrees is far too cold for me! I’ve been in Maine ponds in September; they’re warmer than that! :)
    But your dip location does look refreshing!!

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