Wild thing

Wild thing
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Swimming outdoors in the middle of winter is this group's idea of fun

I pulled on my wetsuit, secured the velcro straps on my neoprene boots and snapped a pair of goggles on my head. Dianne Parrish and her friends laughed, dressed only in swimming costumes, their skin puckered with cold. Novice, their expressions told me. Warm, I replied with my eyes, as we plunged into the icy water of a Welsh lake in the middle of winter. Within minutes I'd lost feeling in my fingers — I hadn't bothered with gloves — but Dianne was in her happy place, which is what this story is all about.

This video was created for Northstar, on behalf of Audi UK. It was first aired in March 2017.


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