Plunge At Lighthouse Point Not So Polar

by Brian Slattery | Jan 3, 2016 12:00 pm | Comments (3)

The wind was blowing down the beach at Lighthouse Point Park as a crowd of 100 people gathered on New Year’s Day to race into the surf of the Long Island Sound. They wore bathing suits, wetsuits, a smattering of costumes. The Pig Man (a.k.a. artist Tony Juliano) was back from last year. I took off my coat, hat, sweater, shirt, pants, socks, and shoes to reveal the bathing suit underneath, and planted my bare feet in the sand.

Right about then I had an unexpected thought: It’s not that cold.

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