Last week I took advantage of the beautiful

summer-like weather and headed down to the Acadia Beach, the Spanish Banks side of . While Spanish Banks is cloth, Acadia Beach is formally signed as clothes-optional. I’d usually go some space along Acadia Beach to strip off, but it looked to me like I had the beach to myself so I took off my clothes just past the hint and sat down bare on a log to read my novel.

About 20 minutes after, a young man and woman in their late adolescents carrying a back pack came out of the beach trail within feet of where I was sitting. I’ve learned before from naked hiking that when you’re naked and encounter clothed men, the very best course of action would be to act as if nudity is the most natural thing in the world (which it really is!)

It appears they’d not been down to the nude beach before, and believed they were at the more well-known Wreck Beach end. They’d passed the “Beach Ahead is Garments Optional” signal and approached me to ask where the nude beach started. I pointed out that I was nude if that was any help, and that statement of the “hardly apparent” resulted in a couple of laughs.

They sat down on the log with me and asked me lots of questions about the shore, if it was really legal to be naked outside on a public beach, how many people were likely to show up, did everyone go bare, etc.

I answered each of their questions and didn’t feel at all strange that I was sitting nude talking with two clothed young men I had never met before. As I say, they seemed nervous, but I do not believe it had much to do with my nudity.

They’d, actually, come down for the first time to enjoy the beach together and had expected to find a spot off by themselves for their “first time”. The tide was quite a way out and I suggested a area maybe 200 feet down the seashore, where they could have a patch of sand behind a log, and have access to the large sandbar jutting out in the water, without having to browse too many sharp stone, etc.

They set off with their backpack and I saw them stop where I suggested and wave back at me. They young man took off his shorts nearly instantaneously (leaving his t-shirt on for ), while his girlfriend remained clothed for a short time. But shortly after that, I saw the both of them walking hand in hand outside on the sandbar, naked except for flip-flops and hats.

I like to believe that by acting matter-of-factly about being bare when they approached me, not trying to cover up, etc., that I made them feel a little more comfortable about their first naturist experience together. And after all, is not that what got us all “hooked” in the first place? That first time naked outdoors?

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