Boxing Day Swim in the sea on Ventnor Beach 26th December at 1200 (be there for 1100),this is not for the feint hearted! Sponsorship details from the Richmond on the Esplanade. I think this is the 25th event. Loads of people turn up.
Money raised will go 50% to PATCH (our local Cancer Charity) and 50% to Ventnor Beach Safety Group (for our lifeguards). PATCH have very kindly this year agreed to split the money raised to support both causes.
Aberdeen University did their Swim for Malaria in THE NORTH SEA on saturday. Some, I must confess, wore dry-suits but about half DIDN'T! Aparently the water was about 9 degrees. Doesn't sound THAT cold but, with Aberdeen beach being the windiest place in the world, I wouldn't get my kit off there at any time of year! A brave lot indeed, and the best of luck to all you Ventnorians who are taking the plunge with yor Boxing Day hangovers.
I managed to get off my sickbed and tried to get down onto the front in good time alas my new lens that Santa brought me decided to show error messages so I had to revert to my compact digital, better late than never I suppose
thanks for the pics angelisle ... simon braved the cold sea and managed at least minute in the water, donning a rather fetching pair of 70s purple swimming trunks. when he finally thaws out, I think he'll stick a post up on the blog.