If you wanted to wake yourself up after the New Year's Eve revels there are several ways to make a splash here on New Year's day.
Each town on the island has its own "Dip", where people clad only in swimsuits and flimsy fancy dress rush madly into the sea and immerse themselves in the icy cold water. All to raise money for charity of course.
For those who prefer their water to be of the muddy variety, there is the New Year's Day fell race where runners, also in some form of fancy dress, run over a hilly course that takes in a fast flowing stream which usually ensures everyone gets a good soaking.
There were Santas, ballerinas, elves and even a dinosaur this year. P took part, dressed as an old man.
Great Old Man costume.ReplyDelete
Very realistic isn't it. Took him ages to get those wrinkles just right.Delete
Just another of those crazy British traditions and I love hearing about them.ReplyDelete
We have loads of 'em.Delete
Brr you have to be very brave, um mad, to dive into your waters. Lots of people are still swimming here in the sea. I think they're mad here though a lot of the family seem to be braving it this year. At least the water isn't icy and the sun is shining.ReplyDelete
Bravo to the polar bears and P
The jury is still out on the brave vs mad verdict.Delete
Mmm...mad. They do similar fundraising dips over here. I would rather dip in a book or a nice glass of whisky.ReplyDelete
I stayed at home, warm and dry, with a cup of hot chocolate .Delete
There’s strange fools everywhere!ReplyDelete
Seems to be rather a lot here!Delete
I guess Lord Peregrine must have raced in his everyday clothes.ReplyDelete
Yep.. T shirt and shorts every day. He is a very hardy soul indeed.Delete
Goodness, he is showing quite of bit of bare leg there, JayCee. A little sexy senior, hey? ;)ReplyDelete
Well the senior bit is right anyway 🙂Delete
I'd say that 'mad' definitely helps. At least the water looked clean and fast flowing which must have washed off some of the mud.ReplyDelete
Yes, but unfortunately there was plenty more mud further down the track. His fell shoes spent the night in the porch!Delete
Here the tradition seems to be to stay in bed lateReplyDelete
I can identify with that!Delete
What a disguise! Quite convincing. If I didn't know better, I would think he was actually an old man.ReplyDelete
He's good isn't he.Delete
If P's suit shrunk, I'll lend him mine for next year.ReplyDelete
Is yours wrinkly too?Delete