So mission accomplished and I had my dip in the arctic on St. Patrick’s Day (17 March)…no chance of finding any snakes to banish round these parts 🙂
Unfortunately there was no sea ice close to the costs of Longyearbyen in Svalbard so we had to scout out a suitable access to the sea. The lack of sea ice for this time of year is becoming more common in the Arctic and a direct result of climate change and global warming. Anyhow on to the topic at hand – the Polar Plunge in aid of Special Olympics Ireland!
The conditions were interesting to say the least with it being in and around -20c on land and 0c in the water. You can see from the video below that we had a reasonable amount of snow and some ships docked at the pier. I did see some bemused sailors having a look at the unfolding events.
So all in all I actually enjoyed the Polar Plunge and it certainly was a cool experience 🙂
If you would like to support the important and worthwhile work that Special Olympics Ireland undertakes on a daily basis, you can make a donation HERE. Every Euro counts so thanks in advance!
If you have already donated – thank you!
Slán go fóill