Into the light
A number of brave Makhanda souls marked the Winter Solstice and the end of the longest night on Sunday 21 June with the Polar Plunge, and donated blankets and warm clothing at PG Glass the next day. The pandemic and lockdown rules means the traditional group dive into Grey Dam is on hold for a while and here’s how they did it.
" We are gathered here today to mark the end of the longest night of the year and to welcome back more light and longer days into our lives. At the same time we commit ourselves to bringing greater warmth and love in the world, as we go... INTO THE LIGHT!"
Tony Timm was at Port Alfred. ‘As sea swimming is still banned, Meghan my daughter gave the unique Father's Day present of a 7.10am pouring of a bucket of water just prior to sunrise. Very refreshing! The year can only get better - but a memorable Father's Day.’
Sarah Hanton dived into her swimming pool (we have it on video!). Here she is on Monday donating blankets at PG Glass.
David, Viola and Tosca Stoloff each poured a bucket of cold water over their heads in their back yard. Photos: Supplied