It is something of a tradition in Courtown that Christmas day at noon is when the natives go swimming! So it seemed rude not to have a wander down and see the brave souls as they had a ‘refreshing dip’. It was a crisp morning with a sharp frost and, since the sea was about 8c it was probably warmer in the sea than on land – except that us spectators all had clothes on!
The crowds and swimmers congregated at the lifeboat house and at just after noon wandered up the coast to the pier to fling themselves in the sea.
I was not sure what to expect but ‘Christmas Day Swim’ was a bit of an exaggeration!
The hardy (or foolhardy) souls prepared themselves for the cold water..
ran in to the sea…
and ran straight back to shore!
In fairness, most had a good splash and they did repeat the procedure three times! And some did swim. And then everyone climbed back into their warm cars or went back to the Tara Vie Hotel for something to warm them from the inside!
I am a freelance Photographer born and raised in the Southeast. I have uprooted my life in Macon Georgia for a new life as an unlikely cowgirl in love with a handsome cowboy in Wyoming. I hope you enjoy my photo journal on life, love, and the spirit of Wyoming.