Skies were bright blue at Marina Park on Tuesday -- and probaby many lips were as well -- as dozens of hardy souls brought in 2013 with a splash during Kirkland's traditional New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge.
Perhaps 100 took the plunge, and as many or more stood on shore watching, taking photos and cheering on friends and family. Even Kirkland Mayor Joan McBride took a dip -- very briefly, as she said afterward!
Kirkland Patch was there as well, bundled up and taking photos. Enjoy a look here, and may 2013 find you all happy, healthy -- and warm!