‘I cycle to the shore at dawn, and launch naked into the unknown’

There’s a fantastic article in today’s Guardian about the joys of wild swimming. 

It’s a topic the blog has covered on numerous occasions (search the archives) and something we do often in Second Life (nude swimming in non nude sims) as well as in real life.

Susan, watched over only by sheep and herons, goes wild swimming in Second Life




Yesterday was Brighton’s Pride Parade, and I was taken by a report in which there appears to have been a huge amount of litter and rubbish left behind, including thousands of laughing gas canisters and balloons.

Brighton’s residents have complained about the huge amount of litter left behind.

Last year, over 100 tons of litter was collected after the parade.

Granted, any large gathering of people, regardless of the issue, will generate slovenly behaviour, but really…people need to understand that respect is a two way street.

If you march for the demand to be respected, then it’s incumbent upon you to offer the same amount of respect to the environment. And this is naturist relevant because there is a large naturist community within the LGBT community, and naturists should be holding themselves to a higher standard of respect than others. WE demand respect as naturists, and do a bit to ensure that WE clean up the beach after ourselves. You know, ‘leave only footprints, take only memories’.

The same SHOULD apply to the LGBT community. You want respect? Start providing it. As a community, you shame yourselves in this regard! And if anyone thinks I’m having a go at a community, I am! Particularly when you keep demanding respect. As I’ve said, it’s a two way street. 😦

Naturists aren’t blameless, of course, plenty are equally slovenly. But really, Brighton Pride folk! If you’re preaching ‘respect’, start displaying it! The Pride Parade in my home town is always great. The war zone of litter left behind shames you all, though! (Yes, I’m angry…I live here!)


In Lace

Staff member and coffee shop manager Julie has pointed us at a shop called ViveNine, which is giving a lace ‘cardigan’ as a group gift. I was so taken with it that I hopped over there to pick it up myself! A lovely little (semi) cover up for whenever you come out of the sea or pool on holiday! Pookes