Barrington's unofficial 'Annawamscutt Seal Society' takes its annual Jan. 1 plunge into Narragansett Bay.
Snow covered tiny Annawamscutt Beach in Barrington as scores of Narragansett Bay "seals" and a couple of hundred spectators, friends and family members continued a New Year’s Day tradition on Tuesday, Jan. 1 The so-called “Annawamscutt Seal Society” plunged into the frigid water at the beach at the end of Annawamscutt Road. Several spectators thought it was the largest turnout in many years, with plungers coming from as far away as Lincoln and The first day of the year event was held under cloudy skies with temperatures around 35 degrees – less than the water temperature. Watch the video to see the fun.
Annawamscutt Beach in Barrington has hosted a plunge for more than 30 years on New Year's Day at noon; there are other sites as well.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Looking to celebrate the start of 2013 with a plunge into the bay or the ocean? Tiny Annawamscutt Beach in Barrington has hosted a "plunge" by the unofficial “Annawamscutt Seal Society” every year for more than 30 years. Expect scores if not hundreds of plungers and spectator to turn out again tomorrow at noon at the beach at the end of Annawamscutt Road. But if you want to take your plunge at a different spot this year, here are a few more Polar (and Seal) Plunges happening Tuesday, Jan. 1: Portsmouth New Year's Plunge — Participants meet just before noon at The Beach House, 500 Park Ave. Tiverton The second annual Tiverton Yacht Club's Penguin Plunge — The plunge will take place at noon at Grinnell's Beach, Main Road and Lawton Avenue…