By Mark Warner

The Hutchinson Island Adventure: Blind Creek Beach

This week, the Hutchinson Island Adventure led me to Blind Creek Beach.  Yep, that is correct… the “clothing optional” beach.  If you are interested in visiting but want a little bit more information first, you can go to their website: “http://www.treasurecoastnaturists.org/“.  According to their home page, “Although casual nude use has a long history at this remote, primitive and pristine beach, it is now recognized by local law enforcement as lawful. You are invited to join us.​ As you read through our website, you may be surprised how organized we’ve become. We invite you also to visit and “like,” our Facebook page. Go to: https://www.facebook.com/TreasureCoastNaturists/.

OK, now on to my first experience at a “nude” beach.  I woke up this morning and got ready, as usual.  As soon as I walked out the door of my house, I knew I was under-dressed.  It wasn’t because I was going to a nude beach, either.  It was cold outside.  Not Indiana cold but Florida winter cold.  I was still wearing shorts, a hoodie, and flip flops even though it was raining and 47 degrees outside!  I have only lived in Florida for a year and a half.  I would guess that I either haven’t acclimated to the difference in climates yet or it has something to do with being a blue nose… if you know someone who served in the U.S. Navy, ask them and they can fill you in.

When I pulled into the parking lot it was as I expected… empty.  No Full Moons in the forecast for me today!  Oh well, what can I say.  I’ve got a clothing-optional beach all to myself !  Due to it being so overcast, there was absolutely no visible sunrise.  I must say that I was thoroughly pleased with the hue of the waster this morning.  Even though it was gloomy out, the turquoise/aqua color of the water seemed almost magical.  I did my best and  took a  couple of different shots but I just wasn’t feeling it today.  My toes were freezing and I probably should have just stayed in bed.  Toward the end of my visit, the clouds began taking on a little definition but it was really nothing more than a cold and dreary day. 

Reflecting back on my adventure,  I would have to say that this was the kind of day that reminded me of late Fall in Indiana;  perfect for staying inside, watching TV, and just relaxing.  As an afterthought, it was also good for me to get these photographs.  While I certainly do not consider them to be anywhere near the top of my personal list of favorites, they do provide an important contrast.  Without days like this, a gorgeous sunrise would just be normal.  There wouldn’t be anything special or beautiful about it.  Looking back, I am glad that I went.  While there were no nudists there on this gloomy morning, I was at a nude beach with nothing on but my camera…  Did the hoodie and shorts stay in my jeep?  No one will ever know!

Every time that I embark on a new adventure, I always take a Facebook 360 picture using the camera on my phone and then I post it with a little tagline and the location where my newest blog will be written about.  A couple of hours after posting my initial FB 360 photo, I noticed that my website had more traffic today than normal.  In fact, in two hours I had already passed the previous daily record!  By the time I was writing this, I had set a new record.  It was nearly three times more than any other day since starting my blog!  I am beginning to wonder if I let people down by going to a nude beach on a day that no one was there? 

My adventure for the week had come to an end and I am now looking forward to the next exploit.  Until then, take the time to read some of my past adventures and feel free to like, comment, and share my blog and photographs with others that may be interested!