Saturday, August 25, 2012
Taking to the Waters: We Did It!!!
Well, our "Baseball & Bathing" weekend is over, just a fond memory now!
We started by gathering to watch a period baseball tournament, sponsored by Grand Hotel and enjoyed a fabulous picnic.
It's a great time for a period picnic, with so many fresh items available and appropriate. We had many great interactions with the modern spectators, who were quite intrigued by both our outfits and our lunch!
We strolled about town and then it was time for a bit of rest before our bathing excursion. It's about a two mile hike down to British Landing, and yes, we received more than a few stares as we made our way down to the water.
Here we are, in all our bathing glory (plus a couple non-bathers).
There had been a couple storms in the preceding week, which had unfortunately brought cold water to the surface - but it really wasn't too bad - or maybe we just became numb!
It was amazing how well all our ensembles came together - not that we don't all plan on a few "tweaks" now that they've actually been put to use.
Four of us submerged up to our shoulders, one decided the Lake Huron was just too cold and stayed on the shore
I suspect this may become an annual event for us - we had such a good time and hope we can convince a few more friends to join us in the future.
Our evening ended with a gorgeous sunset and another two mile hike, uphill this time, in our wet wool which was really not as unpleasant as it sounds.
I plan to post in depth details regarding the two bathing costumes I created - one male, one female, so more to come soon.