Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Skinny dipping in the Queen Charlotte Channel

Excellent find from the Phorum in a list of 124 years of Vancouver oddities:

"In 1938, 19-year-old Annabelle Mundigel became the first person to swim from Vancouver to Bowen Island. Not until years later did she reveal that she had slipped out of her bathing suit shortly after starting, handed it to her mother in a following boat, and swam the rest of the way clad only in lard. Yards from the island, she put the suit back on."