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Stay in and stay wet, or get out and get wet!
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

January 1, 2012: A rainy day threatened to keep people away from the annual Walrus dip on New Year's Day but that didn't seem to stop many turning up anyway. The rain actually held off perfectly as two varieties of Smurf Rugby Teams (All Black and French) faced each other off with a terrifying Haka first (in the former case) followed by a terrifying Can Can (in the latter). A scrum was set on mud, with predictable results, and then the two teams entered the chilly waters of the River Lew for their mandatory five minutes of purgatory. After having lived through their five minutes they exited the river ... to get wet once again as a hard rain chose that moment to fall. Not many Walruses took advantage of the bonfire to get dry - most seemed anxious to get back to the hot showers of the Cricket Club. Spectators left quickly for home too, and within 10 minutes not much was left except for a couple of pallets turning to ash. Well done Walruses! We look forward to hearing how much money was raised for your charities.



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