The New Years Day North Sea plunge is not so much for the faint hearted, rather more than for the insane. Would you just look at those little Lemmings lining up?
It's an annual event come wind, hail or snow, and there never seems to be any shortage of takers. Held in Castletown, the quest is to swim 20 yards from land to the harbour wall and back again.
Personally, I rather fail to see the point myself, but I guess aside from raising money for charity, it, um, well..
Does have a cetain allure as a spectator sport (Eeeeeeeeek)!!