I’ve just spent a fantastic five hours lying in the sun at Platja dels Balmins, the beach next door to our hotel here in Sitges. It was bliss.
Aside from the uninterrupted sunshine and the light, cooling breeze, I think it was the most civilised beach I’ve been to.
Reflecting on it as I packed up to leave a short time ago, I realised:
Nobody was playing their music publically, inflicting it on others
Nobody was cooking anything
Nobody was shouting or screaming or otherwise causing a fuss
I was struck that the only sounds I could hear were lots of laughter and the waves as they crashed on the shore. Everyone was being sensitive to the needs of those around them, not inpinging on their space and generally being friendly.
I loved it.
And it was in sharp contrast to our time on the beach in South Beach…
I attended the nudist festival in Zipolite, Oaxaca, Mexico. It was a wonderful experience meeting nudists from around the world. The whole beach area is clothing optional. The Mexican Nudist Federation provided naked yoga, body painting, and naked dancing. Wonderful vacation experience for nudists.
You may have noticed a few changes of my blog over the last weeks. It’s the beginning of an evolution that will span many months to come. It all started with the change of hoster to Dreamhost (a real dream hoster). This allows more flexibility in customization and ads (do let me know if ads are too annoying for reading the blog, as they just should be there to help monetize the blog without being a nuisance). The site theme will evolve over the course of the year to reach the level of minimalism I want to reach, by balancing images, text and space. More evolutions to come.
Naturism, wellness, and happiness!
Change continued with the tag line: Naturism, wellness, and happiness! Naturism is all about communal nudity and respect to the environment. It helps body acceptance and body consciousness. I feel it helped me a lot in choosing…
Most of us can recall the 2012 incident where Prince Harry was surreptitiously caught unawares and totally bare (naked, nude) in a hotel room in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The entire affair saturated the media for almost a week and earned the ginger royal and naked highness a stern, private rebuke from his grandmother, H. M. Queen Elizabeth II. It seems that nudity was not considered appropriate behavior for a person of his rank and stature as a scion of the Windsor Dynasty. However, no one lost their head in the matter and his grandmother is still queen.
The fine weather of the past week continued on Thursday, as we set out in the evening sunshine to find the forgotten church at Berners Roding. We parked the car by the road and headed along the footpath and across the fields heading towards Berners Roding. As with our walk earlier in the week we took this opportunity to strip off, as we crossed the fields. Although not blessed with too many trees or hedges, the view dips slightly allowing good views in both directions.
Once nearing the church we dressed, crossed the bridge over the moat, then took a look at the church. Berners Roding is a very isolated part of the Roding Valley and most of it is only reached by a single road. Historically the area has been predominantly agricultural, however more recently many residents commute to various towns to work, including London, very few now…