I was hiking in Warren Dunes state park today; it’s on Lake Michigan just north of the Michigan/Indiana border.
When I was done I went down to the waterfront and saw a group of young folks that had decided to splash around in the 37 degree water (45 degree air temp).
Seemed like a pretty crazy thing to do until I saw a young woman drying herself off in the parking lot and then I thought that maybe I should be more open-minded.
I saw one of those young women today. It was 65 and breezy so she was well covered but tall and pretty.
The photo was in a creek where it was very quiet and the trees were all budding.
Well it’s always good to keep an open mind.
-But maybe not so open that one’s brains fall out.
Taking the plunge is something of a winter tradition in lots of places. (But I’ll keep my drysuit on, thank you.)
My hands and feet were in the lake. That was enough.
Splashing is different than submerged to your neck.
Heart conditions in young vs. old is also different on average.
@spiritboat soundds like you did have an open mind and thought about it, laughed about it and forgot about it.