Brighton is full of mentalists and nowhere more obviously so than at the traditional (recorded in 1885) Christmas day Santa Swim.
Young people don't feel the cold though... do they....?
Swimmers share a kiss as surfing Santa looks on
There was a jolly, convivial atmosphere on the pebbly beach as watchers sloughed off their hangovers to breath in a bit of cold sea air and enjoy the sadistic pleasure of watching swimmers freeze their bollocks off (as the saying goes).
This is an unbelievable and absolute disgrace, there is no reason that the pier can't be opened for people to walk on without having to open all the booths and arcades - it has been in the past! Bah Humbug to the pier owners, their tacky amusement arcades and chavvy funfair rides!!
Hurrah for the Brighton bathers!
Happy Christmas - Sock's off for her Jamie Oliver recipe mulled wine!