dip in The Wash on Norfolk's coastline on Christmas Day is not
for the fainthearted (that counts me out). So, as usual, the Hunstanton &
District Round Table's Christmas Day Swimmers were out in force.
Fortunately, it was a fine and
dry day with the temperature around 7 degrees. Following
their exertions, the swimmers were invited back to Oasis Leisure
Centre for a very welcome cup of hot soup.
There was an increase in spectator levels on previous years.
Although no official figures have been made available to me, I
understand that visitors to the spectacle were significantly up
on previous years with numbers up to circa 3,000 and there were
40-50 souls taking a refreshing dip for charity.
This year's worthy causes to benefit from the swim included: