Monday, January 4, 2010

Swimming cartoon: A New Year tradition


As is the case with many UK seaside towns, there is a tradition here in Broadstairs which involves brave/foolish people swimming in the sea on New Year's Day.

Needless to say, I do not take part, the English Channel in January does not appeal, but I do tend to go along to watch/laugh. This cartoon was drawn to illustrate an article on the topic which appears in the current edition of Isle, a local listings magazine.

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7 comments:

  1. Why do they do it? Crazy!

    Great cartoon Royston.

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  2. Thanks. In fairness, quite a few people who do it do raise money for charity. One guy I know who does it swims in the sea all year round anyway ... now that is crazy!

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  3. great cartoon..they are a load of nutters !!

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  4. HA...I really enjoyed that!

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  5. The thing is wrapped up cosily in a block of ice, they dont feel the snow and the wind chill factor dropping the temperature down to minus 50, they're at a cosy 0, if we could get up to 0, we'd have the barbeque out...Maybe there is reason behind their total insanity, but then again probably not!
    Tim

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  6. An interesting argument, Tim. Trouble is, the swimmers still have to get their clothes off in the minus 50 conditions before they get into the water!

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  7. I've only just seen this one, Royston. I actually did this at New Year and your cartoon captures the moment well!! http://stanforth-sharpe.co.uk/?p=9627

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