Monday, January 3, 2011

The first day of 2011 on Brigantine Island
Every year on January 1st my husband and I go somewhere. We have this belief that you will spend the year exactly like you spend the first day. If you sleep the whole day, you will sleep the entire year. If you go outside, travel, hike, do something - you will be active the entire year. Last year we went to the waterfalls at Delaware Watergap, and this year we decided to go to the ocean, especially because it was snowing so heavily last week. Brigantine Island was our place of choice because we like it so much. We did not know that the Polar Bear Club has a dip into the ocean the first day of the year, and we came a little bit late to be able to see the event and take close-ups of people in bathing suits. I was able to take some pictures and short video clips after the dip.

Blue Heron and Trump Taj Mahal Casino Hotel in the background

Dunes Grass

Panorama of Borgata, Water Club, Harrah's Resort and of the bridge linking Atlantic City to the Brigantine Island

 Snow on the beach and Harrah's Resort in the background.

Shells the size of the shoe

Big event of the New Year day - Polar Bear Club dip into the ocean. 
It was very cold, the snow can be seen on the right, but a lot of braves walked into the ocean 
to support the tradition. See the video below:
Four-wheeler leaving the beach after the event.
Jet ski ready to go to the water. This person came alone, and he spent quite a long time on the water. 
It was his way to celebrate the first day of the New Year. Atlantic City hotels can be seen behind him.