This morning my housemate and I took part in this www.midwinterswim.ning.com - I read about it in the paper a week ago, and my housemate and I figured we were feeling crazy enough to jump right in (our other housemate was working today, so she got away!)
My feet were frozen by the start, it hurt to walk on the sand. I plunged in my swimmers, no, not seeing those photos!
It was cold, not too cold UNTIL my body realised how cold it ACTUALLY was, and said GET OUT NOW YOU FOOL! We all had the same reaction, around the same time, 'oh this isn't to bad, nah, its okay, argh, out out!'
We just did the plunge, it is was wetsuits only for the longer course, I will be doing this again next year, it was hilarious, and a lot of fun, and yes bloody freezing, and if I end up getting a wetsuit, the long course it is.
I also won a spot prize...more about that soon!