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.
Barbara, a stalwart of the 3C’s, was braving a bad cold to take part as a Victorian Flower Girl.
And continuing with the Victorian theme we spotted a Bathing Belle.
Last year’s winners (when they were robots) appeared this year as Oompah Loompah’s.
And another busy 3C’s member, Ann, dressed up as an Arab.
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!
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.
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.