A Different New Year’s Day Loony Dook

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At this point you might have already heard of the Scottish tradition “Loony Dook”, where hundreds of brave individuals jump in the waters of the Forth Rail Bridge in River Forth, South Queensferry. This New Year’s Day wasn’t different.

Armed with the fanciest bathing costumes and crazy dresses they found in order to raise money for charity, up to one thousand people lined up to march through the streets of this cozy and tiny village at 10am on January 1st. A festive atmosphere, most likely still fueled up with the New Year’s Eve celebrations, set the perfect background for this event to take place. And we were there to picture one of the most bizarre New Year’s Day ever! (not an easy task when you are Spanish!).

Just in case you wonder, we did NOT take an active role this time. Think two hours sleep and a busy #blogmanay schedule. That’s why we will definitely come back at some point and take the plunge! Because even when I was holding my DLSR and my wellies were about to flood, among dozens of other photographers, bloggers and journalists trying to capture THE shot; I barely could stop myself into joining the madness and fun!

From a rugby team to a man all dressed up in bubble wrap, a guy in his Borat’s style mankini, Disney characters and many more; please make sure you state which one is your favourite in the comments below! 

Here’s to another 25 years of Loony Dook!

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