By Quentin Letts for the Daily Mail. Perspiration beaded his brow. He cast a languid eye at the sun and — gulp — he loosed his neckerchief, shirt straps and manly trouserings. Fix binoculars. But then came the real letdown.
Mr Darcy SHOULD have swum naked. There's no greater joy than skinny dipping!
Swimsuit optional: The liberating joy of skinny-dipping - YOU Magazine
Like her granny before her, writer Rosie Green has plunged into sun-warmed seas, freezing lakes, moonlit rivers — all completely naked. She reveals the spontaneous, liberating joy of skinny-dipping. My grandmother loved getting naked. In fact, the only kinks she had were in her garden hose. But she did love skinny-dipping. Her preferred tactic for maintaining maximum modesty was to get in up to her neck then, with skilful treading of water and Houdini-like contortion, wriggle out of her costume and fling it to the bank.
chick strips in the sea and enjoys her nude swimming with total joy
In , Roger Deakin, a British writer and environmental activist, acquired a tumbledown sixteenth-century farmhouse outside the ancient village of Mellis, in Suffolk, and began a restoration, repairing stone walls and replacing roof tiles. Among the attributes of Walnut Tree Farm, as the house was called, was a deep, spring-fed moat. The moat had served its original, Elizabethan owner as a water supply, a cooler, and a status symbol.
From ice-cold rock pools to secluded riverbanks, six authors reveal their favourite spots in the UK to dive in and find inspiration. I love our river. Our stretch of river lies between London and Oxford; it is technically the Thames and not quite the Isis; it is a gentle roar, a rushing calm, a city-country icon that feels deeply personal. Cross the weir, past the mill house and over the lock, past the weeping willow. Walk on with fields to your right and the river to your left, fringed by greenery that is mature yet exuberant like many of the locals and tiny beaches where anglers sit, nodding away the dogs who come sniffing at their bait.