A flat sea and calm weather welcomed the New Year’s Day splashers who dressed up and took to the sea on Calis Beach, Fethiye. Our in pictures special captures the day in full colour!

New Year’s Day Big Splash Calis Beach, Fethiye 1 January 2013

We got to the Splash site at 12.15 to find a calm, flat sea and one or two costumed people already there.

New Year's Day Big Splash Calis Beach, Fethiye 1 January 2013

 

Barbara, a stalwart of the 3C’s, was braving a bad cold to take part as a Victorian Flower Girl.

 

New Year's Day Big Splash Calis Beach, Fethiye 1 January 2013

 

And continuing with the Victorian theme we spotted a Bathing Belle.

New Year's Day Big Splash Calis Beach, Fethiye 1 January 2013

 

Last year’s winners (when they were robots) appeared this year as Oompah Loompah’s.

 

New Year's Day Big Splash Calis Beach, Fethiye 1 January 2013

 

And another busy 3C’s member, Ann, dressed up as an Arab.

New Year's Day Big Splash Calis Beach, Fethiye 1 January 2013

 

When we asked this brave gent what he was he said “A prat for dressing up like this” – his wife’s reply wasn’t so polite!

New Year's Day Big Splash Calis Beach, Fethiye 1 January 2013

 

3C’s teamed up with Animal Aid this year to jointly present the Splash. Animal Aid people taking part all dressed as……..animals, of course. Here’s one.

New Year's Day Big Splash Calis Beach, Fethiye 1 January 2013

 


 

With a mere ten minutes to go everyone in fancy dress was lined up on the beach for a reminder about the rules: you must stay in the water for 5 minutes and wet suits are not allowed.

New Year's Day Big Splash Calis Beach, Fethiye 1 January 2013


And away they go – augmented at the last minute by several people in swimsuits who just fancied a swim in company.
New Year's Day Big Splash Calis Beach, Fethiye 1 January 2013

Here’s the crowd watching from the beach – with an even bigger crowd watching from the promenade above.
New Year's Day Big Splash Calis Beach, Fethiye 1 January 2013

The Winners

And the winners were the Oompah Loompahs who managed to keep their orange makeup pristine despite immersion in sea water.
New Year's Day Big Splash Calis Beach, Fethiye 1 January 2013

The New Year’s Day 2013 Big Splash Calis, Fethiye Turkey 1 January 2013

The total raised by the Splash won’t be known for a few weeks as some people collect sponsorship money from UK.
But we’ll let you know as soon as the total is announced.

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