Sunday, 21 September 2014

Introducing my good friend Pietro

Here he is - and of course he's nude because that's how he likes to be out of doors.
I think he's very nice, and I hope all my friends do too.  
It's lovely to see how nicely endowed he is - and I wish I was as slim!

I love this last one - a completely open pose that really displays his naked body. Nicely shaved and very, very inviting!

He is becoming a very good friend, and we have many shared interests.  Most of all, a love of the out-doors and being totally exposed to nature.  He also shares my enjoyment of being photographed, is not in the least shy and is quite happy for his photos to be shared among friends.

Of course there are many more photos of him, but most of them show him enjoying the sunshine even more - so they are in my private blog which only friends can visit. 

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Nude hike

It's quite difficult to do a nude hike of any length in the UK.  There are nude beaches, but so far as I am aware, no nude trails.  There are a few intrepid souls who put on hiking boots and nothing else, and simply go for it.  Unfortunately, there are a lot of very prudish people in the UK, and if you expose yourself to the general population someone is bound to complain.  The 'Likely to cause offence' mantra is thrown at them and they may even be hauled up in front of a magistrate.  It's not a serious offence, but you can spend a lot of time mouldering in a police cell instead of getting out there ....
So for me, a nude hike means a beach with the duneland behind it, and there are few better places than Ross sands in Northumberland.  Click on the map for a larger view.

Its not an official nude beach, so you have to be careful to respect other users - but if you pick your time on a sunny day, it's perfect.  The beach is 4 km long with water at each end - the only reasonable access is from Ross Farm where you can park the car.

Two days ago it was a sunny morning and I walked the track to the beach.  Half way across the farm you can leave the footpath, cross a cattle grid and you are in pretty wild country but still half a mile short of the beach.  There was no-one in sight so I removed every item of clothing and put them in a plastic bag.  I put the bag in a rabbit hole and set forth totally naked - not a stitch except sandals and carrying nothing.  I walked across the farmland to the beach and then down to Budle Bay.  I then walked the shoreline right up to Lindisfarne Harbour - round the pinnacles at Gule Point, back down the inner beach to the wideopen - then back down the main beach and across the farm to recover my gear.  A round walk of about 10 km completely nude - plus another 3 km round walk from the car park wearing shorts and a top. 

I did meet one other walker - a middle aged gent, dressed in walking gear, who was walking up the beach as I walked back down. I veered away from the sea so as not to meet him directly, but he veered too and we met.  We exchanged smiles and he said I was probably more appropriately dressed than he was - he was right - it was 18 degrees and he was perspiring - I wasn't, just pleasantly cool but warm enough while walking.  He was interested to know how I managed to be totally naked on the beach, so I explained about the plastic bag and the rabbit hole.  After a few minutes of conversation I was getting cold - quite a chill breeze on the open beach which I hadn't noticed while walking - so we moved up to the top of the beach and sat a while in the lee of the dunes - he was really interested in why I walked the beach naked and was not at all discomfited by the difference in our dress.  I told him how my father had taken me to Pilchards Cove in South Devon when I was a young boy, and once exposed (!) to the nudist lifestyle (and particularly to the joy of nude sea swimming) I was hooked for life.  
He said he might try a bit of nude sunbathing, and with my encouragement he did.  He was a bit embarrassed by his initial arousal, but I told him to just enjoy it - it didn't bother me in the slightest and in any case I was too - so he just lay back and after a very pleasant half-hour in the sun I got up and left him to it - hopefully a convert to the nudist way!

and of course the beach is the perfect place for some serious naked sunbathing!

If you do visit Ross Sands, please respect other users, and above all, please please please leave nothing behind - there is no-one to clear up after you!

I hope one day to do a proper nude trail, but somehow I don't think it will be in the UK!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Getting to Ross back sands

Ross Back Sands - one of the 'secret beaches' of Northumberland has more than a mile of clean hard sand but is surprisingly hard to find.  It's popular with nudists, who gather at weekends. Singles, couples - all kinds.
Some walk the beach, and if you pick the right time of day it's possible to walk the entire length of the beach completely naked - without even carrying a g-string for emergencies, because you won't see anyone and even if you do you can decide whether to walk up into the dunes or meet them as you are. I do that.
Others settle down in the dunes where it's more sheltered - and more private for those who want to do more than just sunbathe. I do that too. 

If you want to visit the beach, just print a copy of the map onto A4 or if you can, A3 photo paper and take it with you.
As the notes explain, park the car where indicated and make sure you don't block the field gates - the farmer can get quite emotional with people who do that.  Follow the road towards the sea, and then the clearly marked footpath across two fields. Note that cattle may be grazing in the second field, so read the notices before proceeding - specially if you have a dog.  The cattle don’t like dogs.
This is a public footpath, so dress modestly for this part of the walk.

After a bit over half a mile you will reach a gate onto the dunes, and this is usually where I strip to my beach shorts, or if I'm feeling brave, a g-string

or even nothing at all!

It depends on how brave you are! 

After a further quarter of a mile across the dunes you will reach the beach, and this is where you are likely to see textile families.
Turn North (ie left) and walk up the beach towards Holy Island.  After half a mile or so the textiles thin out and you are likely to see nudists, both on the beach and in the dunes behind. One of them is quite likely to be me!

Please note that the beach is completely wild with no facilities whatever - so take what you need and take everything home with you.
During Spring and early Summer the northern part of the beach is closed to protect nesting birds - please observe the signs.

I love meeting new friends, so if you see me do please come and say 'hello' - and if you'd like to join me for some quality nude time in the dunes, I'd like that too.  
More about that in my Private Blog.