The DC area isn’t exactly famous for its beaches. Most of the people I know travel out to Ocean City, MD or Virginia Beach when they want to have some fun in the water. I have lived in Northern Virginia since 1996 and I had not made it to the beach until yesterday. OK, I didn’t exactly make it to the Atlantic Ocean, but I did go to the Chesapeake Bay at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, MD.
The day started with the temperature in the mid 20s and eventually got into the 30s. The water was a cold 36-38F. I joined two other brave Single Volunteers from SVBA and SVDC in taking the polar bear plunge into the Chesapeake Bay to raise funds for Special Olympics. Several other members of SVBA and SVDC came to cheer us on.