After surviving a New Year’s bash for the ages at my (former) place of employment Monk McQueen’s restaurant, which happened to be shutting its doors after 26 years that night, I crawled out of bed to make it to the tale end of the 93rd annual Polar Bear Swim in Vancouver’s English Bay. Unfortunately, I missed the epic shots of the 2,233 registered participants all running into the water at the same time, but I still managed to capture some of the action along with some of the colourful characters who make the event in Vancouver one of the biggest and craziest in North America and the world. Next year maybe I won’t be drowning in pricey, aged cognac the night before and I’ll make it down a little earlier.
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