Friday, February 07, 2014

How daring?

It was about 12 degree Celsius in evening when we find something unusual come swimming towards us on the Kodaikanal Lake, during our last visit in late summer. The climate was quite make feel shivering when we spent some time on the lake bank sipping hot coffee and I was comfort sitting inside the car and watching the lake. There were few others along with us looking at the strange thing with no idea and I could only think of a turtle or river otter, going though the dark element.

A guy's guts
Suddenly the element rises up to conclude our discussion and wonder what it was. A man stood from the cold water and another one followed him in distance! They both were coming from the other bank of the lake, swimming underwater and perhaps it could be a reason to keep away from the cops eyes... because it is prohibited to take bath or swim in the Kodaikanal Lake. Apart keeping it clean, the water is exposed to substances (esp. mercury emission) that are ill to health and due to siltation there’s risk of getting drown in water.

The lake is almost fenced already and during my recent visit, I find it fenced quite but the guys had entered the lake though a gap in fence and they seemed coming from our neighbor state Kerala. Everyone was quite awe looking at their daring act and how they survive through the freezing cold water… it wasn't sure they aware about the lake, but got heavy dose of strike from police, later on the bank.

We could have seen people entering ice water for challenges in extremely cold countries, but something like this facing in real was amazing! 

16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

they must have been eluding the police, as you said. or daring one another whether they could even do it!

George said...

I don't think I would want to go swimming in cold weather like this. It's probably a good thing the police caught these two since swimming in the lake is prohibited.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Oh my goodness, that would startle me to see men swimming in the frigid water. I wonder what the story is there...

Indrani said...

True! How dare they!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Amazing act of swimming in icy cold lake - but they are law breakers !

ashok said...

mad guys

Destination Infinity said...

The photo of the lake is good. If not for that head in it, it would be even better. Some people just don't have any respect for rules and these people will realize their mistakes only when it is too late.

Destination Infinity

Optimistic Existentialist said...

A very daring act indeed. Luckily they were not caught!

Sandhya said...

As you said here, they might be miscreants, escaping the police. If they are entering the lake breaking the fence, they must be criminals.

ladyfi said...

Brrr - sounds a bit cold! Nice shot though.

Karyn said...

Maybe that is why we have the saying, "Ignorance is bliss." I can't wait until it is 12 C here instead of minus 20.

deeps said...

hope the guys got their acts together and escaped from being frozen....

Rajesh said...

Good capture. Truly very courageous.

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

ooh....

Renu said...

I have seen many people swimming in very cold water, but I dont like anyone not following the rules..

Elsie Amata said...

I'm not sure I'd swim in mercury water unless it was a dire emergency!

Elsie
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