Not ice, not snow could shy away hundreds of brave Nova Scotians from jumping into the frigid cold water in Herring Cove yesterday on New Year’s Day!
83 year old Ernie Ross took his annual leap into the water with “2018” on his chest.
The crowd chanted his name as Ernie climbed up the icy ladder. He said the water was every bit as refreshing as it had been for his past 21 jumps!
They actually needed a local fisherman to take his boat out to break the ice around the wharf… About 250 jumpers followed Arnie into the ice-cold water, including children as young as 10, international students and burly men who had donned Hawaiian skirts and kilts. Hope ya had some insulation under that kilt fellas…
The temperature was about –11 C, but felt like –18 C in the wind.
Dips also took place at other locations around the province, including at White Point Beach and the Bras d’Or Yacht Club.
They cancelled their dip in Toronto… weaklings… 😉 … we’re Bluenose Tough!
Credits: cbc.ca & Metronews.ca