Monday, June 28, 2010

Our First Trip to a Nude Beach

So Miss Scarlett went to Florida.  So did we.  Too bad we didn’t meet up.  But we had fun without her.  Next time we will have to coordinate our trips.

We took our first trip to a nude beach and it was a different type of adventure.  During a weekday, we made the short trip from Orlando to Canaveral National Seashore.  After driving through Titusville, you are suddenly in the middle of nowhere, with few cars and nothing but vegetation as far as you can see except ... You drive right by launch towers for rockets.  Very odd!

Finally we came upon a guard shack and paid our $3 a piece to enter.  And what is the first sign we see - No nudity on the beach!  But we had been told that it would be ok.  Besides, we weren’t going back to the hotel without going to the beach even if we kept our clothes on.  We drove for a few more miles - how far is this place anyway?  Suddenly there is a sharp turn to the north, and shortly a parking lot with a few cars.  We had been told not to stop here, but to continue on to the last lot, lot 13.  Kind of ominous, don’t you think?

We keep driving for what seems like 20 miles.  Each lot we pass has fewer and fewer cars, then none.  Up ahead we see lot 13 and it has as many cars as the first or second lot.  Something is going on up here.  There is also a large structure that looks like a telescope.  I don’t mean like the shape of a telescope that you might have for looking in the windows of the apartments across the street, but like a laboratory for looking deep into space.  You know with the dome on top and a slot in the side.  That was a little disturbing.

We get out of the car and start toting our stuff up the wooden walk to the beach.  Another No Nudity sign is there.  As we cross we are greeted with a beautiful beach and sky.  Straight ahead and to the right are deserted, empty beach.  Simply beautiful.  But to the left there is a nude couple.  Not topless, no towel, heck she is even shaved.  Nothing to hide.  Twenty feet or so further is another, then others, with some single men and small groups of men (2-4) further down.

We pick a spot keeping with the spacing already established and set up our umbrella - don’t want to burn on the parts where the sun don’t (usually) shine, lol.  It takes a little while for us to get all set up, and all the while the eyes are on us.  When we are all set, I say to Wife “Here goes.” and off come my shorts.  Shortly thereafter she removes her top.  After they’ve seen enough the eyes are gone.

Now, I’m not sure if they wanted to see if we were going remain clothed or not, or if they were checking out Wife, or if they were checking out me.  Some if not all of the groups of men had to be gay, though there was no sexually explicit activity of any kind going on.  Still they seemed satisfied.  There was one man that I thought Wife would like, and he happened to be the one sitting closest to us.  As we sat there and got used to being naked (or partially naked in Wife’s case) we fidgeted and chatted nervously.  Soon the nerves were wearing off and we were loosening up.  About this time our gentleman friend got up to leave.  Wife was still to nervous to let me say “You leaving so soon, we’ve got plenty of room under the umbrella.”  So we let him walk on by.  He seemed to take a bit of a pause as he reached our position.  He was the first to get a closer look at Wife’s chest, or maybe it was mine he was looking at.  I guess we’ll never know.

A few minutes later a friend arrived, a male friend.  I greeted him, for the first time in person, in the nude.  Kind of odd, but he was definitely interested in Wife’s nudity and not mine.  He stripped down and layed on a towel next to us, and gave us the low down on the beach.  We learned the dos and don’ts which are pretty simple: do look, don’t stare, do leave others be, don’t be rude, do enjoy yourself, don’t enjoy yourself or others too much (ie no sexual activity at all).  Apparently, the anti-nudity law is a county law, but there are rarely any county police officers all the way out here and they don’t bother unless they have a reason, like sex on the beach.  The other beach goers will put a stop to it to prevent the risk of losing their nude beach.

So it’s a very safe environment.  And a very beautiful environment.  The beautiful sky and the beautiful waves with very few people.  We laid out for awhile and went swimming nude/topless.  It was great.  Of course we used lots of sunscreen - SPF 70 and we didn’t get even a little red.  It was a very relaxing and fun day.


JFBreak said...

Great description of your experience.

Quiet Man said...

Thanks, JFBreak.