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

solution 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. Leftover
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 set
over a fire to boil off the water to generate hide paste.
My Private Story
An article in todays New York Times
discusses the recently discovered differences between the human genome and
The two, as we all understand (and some dont like to acknowledge),
are very similar. But somewhere down in that twisting, kinked helix we call our
to the invention of clothes, that made Ralph Lauren a billionaire. And some
people dont like that.
Some folks, it seems, enjoy being bare. This post is
about them.
According to recent statistics, naked journey is all the rage. And among the
mammalian multitudes whoo enjoy a lively wind betwixt their privates, is a
group who favors sailing the open ocean with nothing but shades and, well
OK, merely shades. Yes, I am referring to nudie cruises. A business called
Bare Essentials offers ocean-going adventures for people who like to enjoy their
persimmon sundown sans clothing. Its not the prettiest sight one can imagine,
but the notion does bring to mind hordes of pale, doughy individuals frolicking
flesh wind socks in the same direction. Could nude travel be for you? Well,
that is between you and your God. But if you think it might be , the
company is offering in February 2006 a excursion aboard a 2,000 passenger ship that
Another offers a 14 day
excursion through the Panama Canal, a trip that will definitely make lots of
mosquitoes quite happy.
Trippers Set Off on Nude Cruise
It is often charged as the
first nude tour of the Mediterranean, a weeklong cruise for 450 individuals with
the wearing of garments largely discretionary and sometimes banned totally.
The first big-ship nudist cruise of the Mediterranean, on the 17,000-tonne
Flamenco, was hailed as the largest naked occasion in these waters since Aphrodite
The cruise left Barcelona on Monday with a passenger list made up mainly of
Spaniards, but with Britons the second-biggest group.
“It’s just like a usual cruise, but for folks who enjoy being nude,” a
spokeswoman for the Spanish organisers, Gheisa Tours, said yesterday.
While the crew would stay clothed, passengers would be obliged to dress simply
for dinner, she clarified. Clothing of any sort will be prohibited from the sun deck
and swimming pool.
“They will have towels, obviously, for reasons of hygiene,” the spokeswoman
Included. Clothes will remain optional at all other times and in all other areas,
except during excursions on to dry land.
The naked cruisers will be taking in some of the sights of the Mediterranean. But
every stop also contains a chance for passengers to take off their clothes
at a new place, be it a French hillside fkk club or a plage in Ibiza.
Additionally, passengers can do everything from gamble to disco dance in whatever
state of undress they desire.
Not everything, however, will be about achieving all-over tans or appreciating nude
A string of seminars with titles for example Nudism and Parallel Forms of
Discrimination will be available to those who take their nudity seriously.
One couple were expected to be married today by the Flamenco’s captain, Joannis
Notarakis, though organisers didn’t say whether spy beach would be a naked service.
Strikingly beautiful with intense dark eyes, platinum blond hair, and great
She giggles. As she speaks, a whimsical grin
plays merrily across her face.
Sandy quickly lets me know she does not have the perfect body. “Overly fat,” she
says, with a whisper of a sigh, breaking into a big grin, “but it doesn’t
Issue. That’s what I like about nude recreation. We are all equivalent. All of us look
Likewise. No one individual is any better than another.”
“I look for the sun to shine now that I’m a fkk,” Sandy says.
Barely wait for it.
Outside (soaking in sunlight, playing shuffleboard, walking through the woods),
You will discover everything you are looking for in naked recreation — relaxation,
camaraderie and socialization; a legal, secure and safe surroundings; a family
atmosphere where you are able to go alone, with friends, with a partner, or with your