The last three times as I've plunged into the water at Hataitai Beach it's been the same thing; I have felt as if there was a freezing block of ice encircling my heart! Wow, so dramatic but, honestly, it's true. Each time, for a split second, I've thought, "Is this where I have a heart attack?".
When I told my swimming friend J - who was home with her second winter illness in less than a month - she sent me the below pic -