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In Edmonds: Dip, duck, plunge, smile


Last updated 1/2/2019 at Noon

Kelsey Way, in red, was one of hundreds who took the Polar Bear Plunge challenge in Edmonds. It was the Lynnwood resident's first time. See more photos on Edmonds Beacon's Facebook page.

The Edmonds Beach Water Temperature-Taker Dude – otherwise known as the engaging and hirsute Bill Lindsay – recorded the water temperature at 46 degrees at 1 p.m. New Year’s Day.

That answered the b-r-r-r-r-ning question.

Still, the frigid temps didn’t stop hundreds of hearty, cheerful and obviously deranged locals and visitors from racing into Puget Sound during the 12th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Brackett’s Landing North.

Some just dipped their toes. Others waded in up to their waists and beat hasty retreats. Some ducked up to their heads. A few went for the full plunge, emerg...

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