Our Christmas in Dips

Diving into Stoke Gabriel Creek. 25/12/2013

Diving into Stoke Gabriel Creek. 25/12/2013

An entire week off over Christmas meant lots of fabulous dipping action for the Devonshire Dippers. As our time was being spent in Devon and Cornwall we visited some of our favourite spots and searched out the best dips. From Stoke Gabriel Creek to St. Michael’s Mount, we dipped and dived our way through the festive season.

Christmas Day was our chilliest but of course most festive dip. The weather held and it was a dip to remember. Flat calm, very cold and the best way to start the day.

Our second dip was off Battery Rocks and it was a gloriously sunny day but very windy. The water didn’t seem that cold but the wind chill led to a memorable dip! Quick dunks for all concerned followed by hurried donning of clothing to protect ourselves from the chilling wind. Luckily Christmas Day leftovers beckoned to warm us up.

Following our dip in Penzance we headed for Sennen but it was clearly a day for watching in awe and not playing in the waves. Very big seas so it was pictures and hot chocolate for us instead.

Boxing Day Dip in Penzance

Boxing Day Dip in Penzance

Big beautiful seas - respect

Big beautiful seas – respect

Having kept our distance and missing out on a dip in one of our favourite spots to play we headed back to Penzance for a dip under the watchful eye of St. Michael’s Mount.

Wintry seas at St. Michael's Mount

Wintry seas at St. Michael’s Mount

Brrrr

Brrrr

So that was it for Christmas Dips. New year bought many more. From the River Avon to Hope Cove and back to our local dip at Duncannon on the Dart.

Some fabulous dippers dip in Duncannon

Some fabulous dippers dip in Duncannon

It was a festive season full of daily dips and let’s hope it’s an early sign that 2014 will bring many a memorable swim with many memorable visitors.

Happy New Year Everyone, we look forward to seeing you in 2014.

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