It was a fabulous winters day - sunny, clear skies, no wind - OK the air was a bit cool at times (when the sun disappeared) and the pool a chilly 12 degrees Celsius, for the annual Polar Bare Plunge at Katikati Naturist Park.
About 20 keen people braved the pool, some going in for more than one dip, then warmed up in the spa or sauna with a few nips of mulled wine and some warm savouries.
It was great to see some new members getting into the action and enjoying the friendliness of other more seasoned members of the group.
After they had all warmed up, we were joined by the others for happy hour, followed by a shared pot-luck dinner. Then a large group of us settled down in the rec room to watch the All Blacks beat France live on Sky TV. More savouries were served at half time, which everyone appreciated.