Hiked the loop around Bond Falls in Michigan today. The air was 92°F / 33° C. The water was significantly colder.
@dap6000 I stepped into Lake Ontario yesterday, in what's now a heat warning, and the water was cold enough to hurt.
People were full-on in it because they were out of their minds.
@reay Some folks take the kids swimming in the lakes here in Eagle River as early as May when the water is still below 40 degrees. I have to remind myself that the polar bear plunge is also something some folks do up here. None for me thanks.
@dap6000 Agreed. And as I get older, I find myself getting more intolerant of cold (he says, still living in Toronto, where it gets to -40C at times in the winter).
I took my wife to California for her late year birthday (and to propose) a dozenish years back, thinking it would be a nice, warm getaway for us. Only to find our romantic walk on the beach ruined by the water hurting my feet it was so cold.
Evidently California coast water = cold in winter months.
Yeah, Toronto gets brutally cold in winter (which I increasingly dislike as I age) and brutally hot/humid in the summer (which I've never handled well). I have family living on Canada's west coast--much more temperate there--and they don't understand why we continue to live here.
I can't say I ever have a great answer for them.
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