loony dook (a.k.a. polar bear plunge)

according to this wikipedia article, The name “Loony dook” is a combination of “Loony” (short for “lunatic”) and dook, a Lowland Scots term meaning “dunk”. which is why my friend andy jack, an amazing life-long middle school pastor, who happens to be of scottish descent, refuses to call it a polar bear plunge. and it’s why andy wore a kilt for the loony dook at his middle school winter retreat in lake geneva, wisconsin; and asked me to wear a kilt also.

by the time i got back to my room, all of my fingers were gray from the last knuckle to the tip. ah, but as a collector of experiences, i have another story to tell…

6 thoughts on “loony dook (a.k.a. polar bear plunge)”

  1. Nuts! I remember jumping in Lake Michigan up near Mackinaw Island one time in June off a pier and had to swim back to shore and recall feeling like I was swimming for my life cause it was so cold. was shivering for like an hour wrapped in blankets afterwards.

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