Sunday, September 30, 2007
New guidebook bares all about Wreck Beach
Wreck Beach is one of Vancouver's landmarks, but how much do you actually know about it?
Carellin Brooks' new guidebook, simply titled Wreck Beach (New Star Books, $19
), reveals everything you wanted to know about the nude beach but were afraid to ask.
In true guidebook fashion, Wreck Beach offers helpful advice on how to get there, such as the best route by car, bus, kayak or bike.
It also discusses what's acceptable attire. That's right -- it's a nude beach with a dress code. Sort of. Brooks points out it's common and more or less acceptable to see dressed or half-dressed people beside nude people. However, there are "house" and "condo" areas -- log shelters and such -- where nudity codes are enforced.Read MoreBuy Book at Amazon
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Leave your troubles (and clothes) behind
At Sunny Rest nudist resort, vacationers unload their stress along with their threads:
Fashion dictates no white shoes after Labor Day, but birthday suits are always in season. Just not always practical.
Along with nippy fall temperatures, came the season clothes-er at Sunny Rest nudist resort in Palmerton last weekend.
Now that the grounds are bare of visitors, resort co-owner Myra Mesher, 53, has time to reveal more about the nudist lifestyle.
Why do some people drop their drawers and shun their shirts?
"It makes them feel free. It's relaxing. When they arrive in the gate they can let everything go," Mesher said. As people shed their clothes, she noted, they also shed their stress.
Sunny Rest Resort draws an array of people, families, couples and singles, from truck drivers to doctors to bankers. When everyone is in the buff, it takes away the preconceived notions that clothes bring.
On 190 acres, Sunny Rest offers the same things you would find at most resorts. A hotel, cabins, campground, pool, nightclub and organized activities such as sand volleyball.Read Morewww.sunnyrest.com
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Record turnout for nude beach race
A total of 136 men, women and children took part in the annual Sopelana nude race yesterday on Barinatxe Beach. Organisers said that the continued good weather was a major factor in achieving the highest turnout since the event was first staged in 1999.
45 men, 10 women, 65 veterans and 16 minors, including the youngest competitor - a 6 year old girl from Bilbao - lined up for the start of the race at 12.30pm.
The 2.5km junior race was won by 11 year old Mikel Rodríguez from Erandio in a time of 10 minutes, 31 seconds.
First place overall in the main 5km race went to last year's champion, Fernando Suances, in a time of 18 minutes, 21 seconds while Patxi Ros won the men's nude race (20 minutes, 8 seconds).
Mercedes Cura won both the overall women's event and the women's naked race in a time of 24 minutes, 30 seconds.
The veteran's race was won by Juan Carlos Zamorano in a time of 19 minutes, 9 seconds.
As well as trophies, the winners were awarded prizes including week-long stays at nudist colonies in Gran Canaria and Almería.More Info
Thursday, September 06, 2007
How Nudism Can Save You Money
Nudists (or "naturists" as some prefer to be referred to), have been the brunt of many a joke for many years. However, the truth of the matter is that living a nudist lifestyle may actually be far better for you, physically, ecologically and economically.
Monday, September 03, 2007
Nudes wanted for Old Firm shoot
A photographer has unveiled plans to recreate a classic Old Firm moment at Hampden - using nudes.
Alistair Devine is looking for nude volunteers to pose for the image which will celebrate a historic clash between Rangers and Celtic.
Mr Devine organised a similar project last year where he photographed 30 nude volunteers in a bar in the name of art.
"Stripped Naked will go down in history as one of the most exciting, debatable and cool pieces of art in our lifetime"
DADA managing directorRead More