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Christmas Day Dip

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Invited by two of our children and grandchildren to meet them, early on Christmas morning, on the beach at Southwold for a swim. Had serious misgivings about this: as I dont do getting up early,  I do not have a wet suit and recently have been under the weather.   Anyway as my partner does have wet suit and was keen, a few bah-humbugs thrown in my general direction got me out of my 'toastie slumber chariot' before 8:00 UT and by 10:00 we were at the water's edge. There had been a hard frost overnight   but by the time we entered the water, the air temperature was a balmy 2 deg C . I managed a brisk 2 minutes before I fully realised why in previous years I had restricted swimming in the North Sea to the months of June, July, August and September.  

Enjoy your Boxing Day Stargazers

George thankfully no longer in the North Sea and in Lowestoft

 

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Hey well done!! You've put me to shame! The King Ethelbert Pub at Reculver organize a Boxing Day swim and I always say one year I'm going to do it with my Daughter who's keen to join in, but then every year, I say, "I can't do it as we've now been invited round to see someone or another."

Perhaps next year I should be more determined, make it a priority, and not find excuses!

Well done again!

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