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Old 18-09-2008, 16:10   #76
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Well, two reminiscences.

As a young man, I misspent a couple of summers on Wreck Beach in Vancouver, which was a completely illegal but widely tolerated nude beach. (Dunno the legal situation now, but it has become too much of an institution for any civic authority to shut down.)

At the time, most of the people on the beach were relatively young and buff (as I was myself). I went back a few years ago and the majority were still relatively young and buff, but there was a substantial fraction who hadn't left since the '60s.

I just closed my eyes when my contemporaries walked by. (And I'm sure they returned the favour.)


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Went cruising with the Admiral this summer. She was nodding off, stretched out on the starboard side of the cockpit, so I quietly stripped off.

Then I said, in a kind of curious tone, 'Honey what's that?"

Thought I was going to have to hose her down, she was laughing so hard.

Once she sobered up, though, she insisted I dress again.

I guess the romance is gone.

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Old 18-09-2008, 18:54   #77
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It all comes down to how much you have to offer!
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Old 18-09-2008, 19:36   #78
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Just as you pass Devil's Slide, and enter Montara. There's the Charthouse on the beach with a terrific view. Make a nice Sunday brunch on a windswept beach....i2f
My aunt and uncle moved out of the city to Montara and I used to stay with them and surf that beach there. I stopped in on my way through in March and saw that the old Charthouse restaurant was closed and boarded up. I never saw anybody naked on that beach. Guess I wasn't paying attention. Any time I went down there I was wrapped in 3mm of neoprene.
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Old 18-09-2008, 21:26   #79
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we belonged to a local club that was affliated with AANR it was called pinetree, its been around for ever

the bay here is around 80 degrees right now
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Old 19-09-2008, 09:42   #80
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You are a great group.
I posted this thread originally just to see if the majority of seafarers would tolerate someone sailing nude, although I already knew some did it. I wanted a feel for the numbers. Your response has been great. Not only have you shown it is acceptable in most cases, but even those who would not indulge themselves were not overly vocal about it. Then we find that many more than I suspected also sail nude themselves. I think you for the great response and especially your great attitude about it.
You are a great bunch for sure.
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Old 19-09-2008, 09:53   #81
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Connemara- I feel your pain my friend. I also draw much laughter from my wife.
Maybe to have made it really good you could have heavly smeared sun block over the little admiral.

Goshea- Thanks for the update on the Pacifica area. I have been through there one time and in the Devils slide area there is much construction going on. I don't know if it's possible to even get to that beach now.

Scotty- I've never been there but have heard of Pinetree. Saw them on the AANR site.


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This could be the whole problem!
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Old 19-09-2008, 11:35   #83
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Obviously it was the same-old, same-old.
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Most sailors I know Sailed naked when weather and circumstances permitted, and also at anchor, swam around their boat etc, but although we all did it, we didn't sort of tell everyone as we guessed outsiders wouldn't understand how we felt about the freedom of it. I did it more than my wife as she's a more cautious soul. We did have some funny situations arise, Literally. Natureboy
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Well, I gotta tell ya from my nude beach days. I ran into many more friends there than would ever admit it publicly. What I have trouble understanding is peoples reluctance to talk about likeing this kind of freedom.
Any insight on this?
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Our boat has a 'topless' policy. Works out OK so far, (insert sleazy laughter here).
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Topless policy

I just picked these up so there won't be any misunderstanding what the policy is on board.
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I may make a sign for my dock step...
"Beyond this point you may encounter nudity"

A friend of mine has one over his front door that says, "Clothing Optional".
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I just picked these up so there won't be any misunderstanding what the policy is on board.
So Sali, what's the sign on the right mean ?
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So Sali, what's the sign on the right mean ?
That would mean women don't need no stinking clothes here!
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