Boxing Day Walk – into the Sea!

As many of you will know every Boxing Day since 1976 the Paignton Lions Club organize a walk into the sea by the pier.

This year Two of our Saturday walk leaders dressed up as French onion sellers to join in the fun. The photo shows Maggie Wilson (left) and Paul Scott (right) standing on the promenade before taking the plunge. This was Paul’s first time taking part in the event but Maggie has done it several times during the last few years, having dressed up variously as, a pirate, Father Christmas and other guises.

While we were all waiting  for the countdown we were “entertained” by a couple of guys atop of water jets – looks fun! There were quite a lot of “sippers” taking part and many, many more came along to watch. The weather was fine but Maggie said the water was b****y cold!

 

Rod W