Damn, dash, bother! Couldn’t plunge into the icy Derwent this year … ’cause I’d forgotten I had to register for The Solstice Swim. Won’t happen next year …

Meanwhile, here’s the ABC report: Dark Mofo nude swim swimmers take the plunge for annual winter solstice dip A record number of naked backsides have galloped down a Hobart beach into the water for the annual mad dash of Dark Mofo’s winter solstice nude swim …

And on other Dark Mofo issues …

ABC: Hobart Mayor Ron Christie cops flak for trying to douse Dark Mofo’s flame

*Lindsay Tuffin has been a journo since 1969, mainly in Tassie apart from a couple of years wandering around Oz and a few years in Pomland where he edited ‘Buzz’, a fundamentalist magazine dealing with church and social issues (beaten in audit circulation only by Aero Modeller magazine!); and a stint as a Uni chaplain back in Tassie