|A family that plunges together...|
All week I threw in little blurbs and hints about a possible ‘polar plunge’ later in the trip. The suspense, excitement, and anxiousness built up within the group as our final day neared. Finally I told them that today was the day, and it just so happens to coincide with us being in front of a glacier. So as ice floated by us we put on our game faces to challenge ourselves with the coldest of polar plunges.
|High Flying Aussie|
|Me backflipping in front of a glacier|
Dawes glacier has been active this year. We saw it calve several times during the morning kayak so we could understand why there was so much ice floating around the boat. The ice, coupled with the imposing Dawes glacier in the background, made for a pretty incredible scene for the polar plunge. About ¾ of the 21 guests onboard the Safari Quest this week strolled out in their robes with towels and worried looks. Excitement quickly took over as Carol volunteered to be our first plunger.