Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Do You Know the Way to San Jose....Err, A...the Nude Beach ??
It is no secret that I'm a nudist. I haven't always been, but you'll remember that sordid story from way back. As soon as good weather hits here, there is this sudden hankering for grabbing lunch and making my way to either Rooster Rock or Sauvie Island. We have two clothing-optional beaches near Portland. In fact, we had the first one in the US. I've actually taken the time to create a Google Map with directions to both of them because they can be a little tricky to find-- you'll see the icon for the Nude Beach on the left side bar of my blog. I sometimes stop at either Subway or Burgerville on the way out of town for lunch...but very often take my peanut butter and honey sandwich and veggies with me for a picnic. Sometimes my honey and pooch go with me....but many times I'm all alone. I love going during the week when there are fewer people. In fact, sometimes I'm the only one there for a while in the early part of the day. They are both on the Columbia River. Rooster Rock is a bit more of a challenge -- it is about a 15 minute walk through tall brush from the parking lot. And the river level stays high much later in the season than Sauvie Island. In fact, sometimes you actually have to sort of wade through a bit of water/mud to get to the beach in the early part of the season at RR. It's kind of cool, though. And being right on the Columbia River is nothing short of amazing. RR is actually in the Columbia River National Scenic Area with some unbelievable scenery (other than the naked men)! Our beaches are probably not typical of many nude beaches around the world -- they are rural, rustic, and sort of even primitive. They are not completely full of the slimmest most sexy and hot men in the world. There are some....but mostly filled with typical natural sort of Oregon men who are just themselves....enjoying the natural lifestyle. It is a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. Now, the only decision for today is which beach to choose!