A record number of people have jumped naked into the chilly waters of Hobart’s River Derwent for the annual Dark Mofo festival nude swim.
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Luckily I had a friend and he let me use his towel after he’d finished with it,” she said.
Ms Kaechele said it was very cold when she hit the water.“But it’s so fun to share that with all of the other people who are just screaming – no one knows how far in they can go or if they’ll actually swim,” she said.“It’s a beautiful ritual, I really like it.”Dark Mofo executive director Kate Gould said this year’s event had “exceeded expectations”.“We’ve had over a thousand swimmers out there – we thought we’d get a drop off because it’s a Wednesday and it’s cold,” she said.
But the reality this morning was an air temperature of about 4C at am, with the water fortunately warmer, at around 14C.
In past years a lot of those who registered didn't turn up on the day, but that wasn't the case this year.
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