Since Easter we’ve visited the club a further three times each time its got a little warmer, but really at no time could you ever say it was a heat wave. With temperatures mid way through last week (w/e 18th) hitting 25c we were hoping the forecast would be a little out and allow us some quality naked time. The forecast was for sun on all three days but with a north east wind this would mean it would be a little chilly under clear skies. This it proved to be although we did manage a little sunbathing it was just for an hour or two on Saturday afternoon.
The weekend was still wonderfully pleasant with hardly anyone about and with time to spare as well we got nearly all the jobs I wanted to do done. The chalets really coming on a treat and its a nice to spend weekends out of the city.Once again the best weather nearly always been mid week when everyone’s at work and it tales off as we reach Friday. During the following week I’m job hunting looking at all the election news, doing housework, getting supplies, thinking about more chalet renovations and occasionally going out for the odd walk. Hopefully soon Ginny’s back will be better and maybe we both can go out walking once again.
With all the warm weather around in the UK and in Ireland, stories continuously surface about naturist activities and whilst reading through some you still get the vibes that naturists are just seen as oddballs. Maybe its the people who write the stories that put the slant on what’s written,but in all our naturist travels, I’ve only ever met normal people acting normally, maybe its the people who think nudity is abnormal who are the real oddballs.
Scotland’s first official nudist camp is going to be held in a Dumfriesshire forest this summer.The clothes-free gathering is being organised by the Scottish branch of British Naturism.The organisation hopes the weekend of luxury camping – featuring hot tubs, tipis and a hog roast – will help to transform its image and dispel images of leaky chalets and rain-lashed volleyball courts.
In Ireland the recent spell of beautiful weather has brought the issue of naturists having their own beach, or section of beach into focus, and calls to legalise the practice are growing all the time. Naturism is common place in Europe and a debate is gaining momentum to have it legalised in Ireland. At present, people wishing to bare their essentials, are flouting the law and run the risk of being arrested. But is that fair? This group of people are not regarded as a threat to anyone, and they just want to practice their passion in private, but cannot do so in a public place like Donabate beach.Donabate has long had a reputation as a naturists’ haven, where people take to the secluded dunes to bare all in an effort to pursue their passion.
A Spanish naturist group is appealing to the European Court of Human Rights to defend the right to strip off on beaches in Catalunya. Reports that the town of Castell-Platja d’Aro to the north of Barcelona banned naturism on its beaches in 2009 to appease visiting families, a decision the Catalan Naturist Club has been fighting ever since. The ruling was upheld first at the regional high court in Catalunya, and then at Spain’s supreme court this week, leaving the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg as the final option of appeal for the naturists.
Its seems stupid that people are having to fight for their rights to be normal natural human beings, whilst the media manipulating multinational agencies create a sexually stimulated arena of models and the like, that is anything but natural.The last weekend in April came and went and again we took the opportunity to visit the club as it was a work party weekend. It was well attended and lots got done, so hopefully now,when the early summer sun really shines, we can all just sit back, relax and socialise and hopefully top up our all over tans.