As we drove over from Banbury, I remember thinking as I looked at the frozen puddles, this is going to be a very cold one.
We arrived at the car park off meadow lane in Oxford, to find a healthy turnout of swimmers looking quite keen and raring to go.
|striding out chatting away.|
|Vlad the magnificent.|
|onlookers marvel at the sight.|
We put on a smile for the onlookers who were suitably impressed.
|you can tell how cold it was as we were doing breast stroke.|
|even the pleasure boats were parked up.|
|please god, let me be warm.|
We arrived at the rowing club at Donnington bridge not a moment too soon as the cold was beginning to take its toll on us.
|even reindeer need a hot drink after a cold swim.|
|Sharing a finger joke with Steve.|
|The proud and warm again OSS thames group.|