Thursday, 28 December 2017

A Christmas Day Tradition

If I haven't already wished you so, Happy Holidays! I hope your plans are going swimmingly, which rather conveniently leads me onto a popular tradition in Exmouth - The Christmas Day Swim. Every year several hundred hardy souls plunge themselves into the sea, and a few thousand come to watch.

It was bitterly cold and raining on the 25th, but it didn't keep the swimmers away.

Do you have any local Christmas traditions you'd like to share?


  1. You know, that just doesn't sound enjoyable to me. ;) In the US, those swims are usually done on the New Year's. Happy Holidays!

    1. It was bitterly cold and raining, so I didn't envy the participants. Still, it took courage.

  2. I'm pretty sure a (much smaller) number of hardy souls take the plunge here on New Year's Day. I'm feeling cold just looking at those photos!

    Hope you had a fabulous Christmas, Ellie. All the best for 2018.

  3. Hi Ellie - I think I heard here near Victoria on Vancouver Island - that they do have New Year or Christmas Day swims ... as Ian above mentions.

    We used to have them in Brighton and around the UK - as you've shown us here - way too cold for me!!!

    Have a wonderful year ahead in your first year of happily married life - just enjoy 2018 and the future times - cheers Hilary


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