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Friday, January 01, 2010

New Year's Dive 2010 (Nieuwjaarsduik 2010)

Well...well...well, we've made it!!!

Thought to share some pictures before turning in. We've been to a couple of friends this afternoon and was been cozy we came home later than we had expected. Feeling very tired now as it was late last night too, i think around 4AM when we went to bed, as we had unexpected friend who stopped by at 1:30am just after we came in as we spent about 45minutes watching for the fireworks here in the neighbourhood and hubby and the kids has some too.
((you can click on all pictures to enlarge if you want))


This is my first time to join in while hubby and Chris there 2nd time and Grace, her 3rd time! I did noticed there were not so many participants compared to last year though lots and lots of spectators around. Preparations before joining in to the group for going into the water went well but waiting for the GO signal to go wasn't fun as we aren't wearing our slipper's, the sand was very very cold. When we finally run to the water side my aim is to go fast and dip in and run back out of the water. Water was really cold and thought i can't move my body anymore but i did manage to get out and the feeling wasn't terrible as i had expected. It wasn't so cold anymore except my feet and fingers so i took the time to dress. I am glad one of my SIL was there to help Chris as i am not that quick with my fingers at that moment.
Here's a picture of my sister-in-law with Chris, hubby and SIL's hubby. Before leaving the house hubby called them if one of them will come to the beach to help out as the one i had expected to come and help us went to another beach to help her daughter for the dive. Yes, there were 3 different places or beaches that this so called "Nieuwjaar's Duik"is being held. My SIL said, i am totally CARZY to go along with the rest of my family to go for the dive...oh well, hubby's proud i did! And sure i am too!! So glad as you can see on the pictures the weather's clear, bright and sunny and no wind. The temperature is around 3 degrees, while the sea water temperature is around 6 degrees.

I hope everyone is enjoying a great start to 2010!

43 comments:

Shari said...

congrats on completing the dive Mylene. All I can say is BURR & NO WAY!!!!! I would never do it!!!!! Thanks for sharing so many great pictures!!!
Happy New Year!

Maggie said...

I can't beleive you did it!! you are so brave to go dipping in the sea in the middle of winter!!
thanks for sharing the photos with us :-)

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Brrrr! I don't think I'd be able to do that! Happy New Year and stay warm!

Jackie said...

We are at the beach celebrating the New Year too, but is totally different sensations!

cool (or burr cold) ! what an exciting way to celebrate the New Year.

by looking at the pics (thanks)the down jacket and the bikini really makes me shiver !

You are so brave to withstand the icy cold, i bet is soooo not easy to do so.

well done Mylene :)

Von said...

Congrats on accomplishing this amazing feat, Mylene! I think diving into a cold North Sea is something I could have done as a child as we vacationed often near a glacier-fed lake that I swam in. But now - no way, lol!

Jackie said...

You are brave in so many ways! Congratulations on your accomplishment!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

You are so very brave Mylene, congrats! Happy New Year, wishing you and yours a wonderful and healthy 2010:)

Ellen said...

Congrats on accomplishing your dive! I will not brave it, I cannot tolerate the cold.

All the best in 2010!

Hugs,

CJ said...

Congrats on completing your dive. Looking at your pictures made me very cold.

Happy New Year.

CJ

Lisa S said...

Congratulations Mylene!!

I am curious......are you going to do it again next year?? LOL

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Brrrr! You make me feel cold, lol! Many congratulations to you - I don't think I'd be so brave.

Vinniey said...

You and your family are so strong and brave! :)

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Mylene
You are very brave and very crazy! Congratulations on your achievement. I could never do that. I hope you are now warm and cosy. I enjoyed seeing your pictures. I am amazed.
Sending you my very best wishes for health and happiness in 2010.
Lindsay
x

Annette said...

WOW Mylene, you did it!!!!
kanp hoor, in die kou, een warme chocomelk was daarna toch wel heel lekker....

anna s. said...

Nothing CRAZY for me about that but then I'm know for my crazy ideas and I love cold!
I so enjoyed seing those pictures, would have loved to join you! How nice and exciting for you to have tried that! Will you do it again next year?

Debra said...

Oh you are too funny! Big congrats. I don't think I could do that.

Katri said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures! A brave bunch of people there!

Carin said...

WOW, you did it!!!!

Congratulations for your whole family!

Happy New Year!

Love and warm hugs!

Christine said...

Congratulations! Hope you have a very Happy New Year

Hazel said...

WoW! I woulkd have to agree and say you are crazy!!! The North Sea is Freezing cold! Well done you and your family. Haha I might have to show this one to my dh and tell him we'll do it next year - give him the shock of his life. x

Meari said...

All I can say is BRRRR!! (You all look happy in the pics, tho)

Happy 2010, Mylene!

Julie said...

BRRRR!!!!!! way too cold for me, well done Mylene to you all.

Super pics below of the party, looks like everyone had lots of fun

Happy New Year to you all

Carol said...

I can't even imagine how cold you must have been, Mylene--I'm shivering just looking at your pictures!! Well done!!

Doris said...

brr,,is cold!!! you are so brave!!

Annie said...

Unbelievable and in a bikini no less! Just truly amazing!

Brigitte said...

OMG, what a challenge. You can be so proud of having joined. And managed. Congratulations! We saw one of these New Year's dives on TV, maybe it was yours, lol.
Have a great 2010, you and your family, with a good health for all of you and lots of stitching time for you.

Siobhan said...

Good for you, Mylene!! I hope you and your family have a wonderful 2010!

Lynn said...

Brrrr!! -28 F here this morning in NE Mn, USA! Your photos make me feel colder yet! But thanks for sharing them with us all! I really enjoyed looking at your blog. Such beautiful work and pictures! Thanks!
Lynn

stitcherw said...

I'm freezing just looking at the pictures and thinking about it. I can't believe you actually did it.
Sue

Edit said...

What a start for the new year :)

Happy New Year to all of you. Hope to see lots of stitches on your blog in 2010 too :)

Suzanne said...

I feel cold just looking at your pictures. You were all very brave to have dived into that water.

Lillie said...

Wow! it looks like fun! What a way to usher in welcoming the New Year!

Happy New Year to you and family.

Michelle said...

Wow - congratulations on your dive - you were so brave!

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Joke said...

Mylene, you're sooooo brave! A real Dutch girl LOL

Bev C said...

Hello Mylene, I can't believe you did this. I would have had to wear a wetsuit. A very brave start to the year. Happy days.

Maureen said...

okay first up - belated happy birthday, then a happy new year and then an OMG - you are so brave! I am so impressed with your new year dive and in a bikini - looking good!

Thanks goodness they have never suggested this at our beach lol!

Loraine said...

Oh my goodness! I don't know how I missed your post, but I'm so sorry! I've been thinking about you and the Klondike dip. One thing I really hate being is cold! You are so brave! Congrats to all of you! What an accomplishment.
BTW you look fabo in a bikini! (Wish I did).
Hugs!

TammyK said...

Looks like you all had a blast :o)

Terry said...

Good for you! I don't think I could do that lol. Hope you had a wonderful New Year!

marco_dons said...

First I want to wish you all the best for 2010. I see that I missed a lot. Happy belated birthday! OH BOY, where you brave to be doing the Nieuwjaars duik!!!!!!
I will have to look around here for some time since our computer acted weird ever since we moved into a completely new neighbourhood.Hopefully it's fixed now( keeping my fingers crossed)
Take care,

Monique.

Jeanie said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Mylene ! and Happy New Year too :)

Brrrrr..... you're so brave !

Sheilasembroidery said...

You are defo C R A Z Y. Well done to the whole family.

Karan said...

Well done to you all.... but it's not something I'll be doing, ever! LOL :0)