bate the material by thumping dung into the skin or soaking the skin in a

Option of animal brains. They’d also take cedar oil, alum, or tannin and
stretch the skin as it lost wetness and absorbed the tanning agent. Left Over
leather would be turned into glue. Tanners would put scraps of hides in a vat
of water and let them deteriorate for months. The mixture would then be placed
over a fire to boil off the water to create hide glue.
My Private Story
An article in todays New York Times
discusses the recently discovered differences between the human genome and
that of the Chimpanzee. The two, as all of US know (and some dont like to acknowledge),
are very similar. But somewhere down in that writhing, kinked helix we call our
DNA there lies a gene that stopped us from growing hair on our bodies, that led
to the invention of clothing, that made Ralph Lauren a billionaire. And some
people dont like that.
Some people, it appears, enjoy being bare. Even when they travel. This place is
about them.
Based on recent data, nude travel is all the rage. And among the
mammalian masses whoo appreciate a lively breeze betwixt their privates, is a
group who favors sailing the open ocean with nothing but sunglasses and, well
OK, just shades. Yes, I am referring to nudie cruises. A company called
Bare Necessities offers ocean going adventures for people who like to love their
persimmon sunsets sans clothes. Its not the prettiest sight one can imagine,
but the theory does bring to mind hordes of light, doughy people frolicking
about the Lido Deck, margaritas in hand, as cool Pacific winds blow a hundred
flesh wind socks in precisely the same direction. Could nude journey be for you? Well,
that is between you and your God. But if you believe it might be worth a try, the
Firm is offering in February 2006 a excursion aboard a 2,000 passenger ship that
will sail from Ft. to the Caribbean. Another offers a 14 day
excursion through the Panama Canal, a trip which will definitely make lots of
mosquitoes quite happy.
Trippers Set Off on Nude Cruise
It’s been charged as the
first nude tour of the Mediterranean, a week long cruise for 450 people with
the wearing of clothes largely optional and sometimes banned entirely.
The first big-boat naturist cruise of the Mediterranean, on the 17,000-tonne
Flamenco, was hailed as the biggest naked event in these waters since Aphrodite
appeared in her birthday suit floating on a scallop shell.
The cruise left Barcelona on Monday with a passenger list made up mostly of
Spaniards, but with Britons the second-largest group.
“It is just like a normal cruise, but for folks who enjoy being naked,” a
spokeswoman for the Spanish organisers, Gheisa Tours, said yesterday.
While the crew would remain clothed, passengers would be obliged to dress simply
for dinner, she explained. Garments of any sort will be prohibited from the sun deck
and swimming pool.
“They are going to have towels, of course, for reasons of hygiene,” the spokeswoman
Included. Clothing will stay optional at all other times and in all other locations,
except during trips on to dry land.
The nude cruisers will be taking in of the sights of the Mediterranean. But
every stop additionally comprises a chance for passengers to take off their clothes
at a fresh location, be it a French hillside fkk club or a strand in Ibiza.
In addition, passengers can do everything from gamble to disco dancing in whatever
state of undress they desire.
Not everything, however, will be about reaching all over tans or enjoying nude
frolics in the water.
A string of conventions with titles such as Nudism and Parallel Sorts of
Discrimination will be accessible to those who take their nudity seriously.
Thirteen children were among those to have joined the cruise.
One couple were expected to be wed now by the Flamenco’s captain, Joannis
Notarakis, though organisers did not say whether it would be a nude ceremony.
Strikingly beautiful with intense dark eyes, platinum blonde hair, and great
curves, Sandy gestures expansively. She giggles. As she talks, a whimsical smile
plays merrily across her face.
Sandy instantly lets me know she does not have the perfect body. “Overly fat,” she
says, with a whisper of a sigh, breaking into a big smile, “but it doesn’t
matter. That is what I enjoy about nude recreation. We are all equivalent. We all look
Likewise. No one individual is any better than another.”
“I look for the sunlight to shine now that I am a nudist,” Sandy says. “In fact, I can

hardly wait for it. I plan my weekends around whether the sun is shining or
Outdoors (soaking in sunlight, playing shuffleboard, walking through the forest),
or inside (sharing a hot tub, eating a communal meal, conversing by the
fireside), time spent in nude recreation is quality time.
You will discover everything you are looking for in nude diversion — easiness,
camaraderie and socialization; a legal, safe and secure environment; a family
Feeling where you can go alone, with friends, with a partner, or with your