You lose a team member after a couple, because the normally bearable suit leak is too much – “My bollocks are wet, i’m done”
It’s mid Feb and you’re pleased to get back in the water to warm up, which is normally an Autumn / Early Winter phenomenon
You do an extra couple of minutes deco, just to stay in the water longer and keep away from the sleet / rain / hail
While shucking, your hands go through the 4 stages: Ok – Cold – Numb – Painful
Also while shucking, you don’t speak a single word to each other
It’s 4 hours later and your feet and hands are still cold
It’s on your mind, so you write a blog about it!
I know, massive Big Girls Blouse (probably can’t say that these days), but damn i’ve got respect for those still diving in a wetsuit!