I discovered that I am much more of a teddy bear than a polar bear. In earlier years I have welcomed the New Year sipping a cocktail at Boomerang Billy's while watching all the brave souls take a plunge into the not so warm waters of the Gulf. This year my enthusiasm for people watching was not strong enough to take on the wind gusts - at least not until later in the day.
Luckily, not everyone is as big a wimp as I am, as evidenced by this video from sandy feet.
It looks like fun was had by all. Now I am sorry I missed it. Oh well - next year!!