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Tales of the Bare Boater

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Big Nude Boat 2024
February 25 - March 3, 2024
A few of us went on the Big Nude Boat 2024 in February this year and had a blast. As soon as we left port, we were able to dress (or undress) however we preferred, and all the passengers preferred 'undress'.
Leaving from Tampa, Florida, our first stop was at Costa Maya, Mexico. From there we took a short bus trip to a nude beach on Hidden Lake where we had an open bar and beach chairs in the Yucatan sunshine. We also were treated to a light buffet lunch of the local cuisine. Our next port to stop at Mahogany Bay. Located in protected water on the southern shore of Roatán island (Honduras). This 20-acre private cruise port was exclusively reserved by Bare Necessities Travel for us naturists, and included restaurants, shopping venues with local crafts, plus a beach with full facilities. We spent the day basking in the sun, floating in the ocean and drinking in the sunshine au naturel.
Back on board the ship, we passed out GCNYC rubber ducks to all the Texas nude boat travelers we could locate in the directory, of which there were quite a few; and we also handed out those ducks to other passengers we met along the way. Jacque participated in a couple of craft activities where she made pirate hats. Jacque and Patty wore those hats as we watched the parade on board the ship of dozens of folks who went all-in with their pirate costumes. It amazes me how nudists enjoy dressing up so much, and there are so many more options to dressing up when one need not worry about which body parts are covered and which are not. It's all quite entertaining.
Our final stop was at Cozumel, Mexico. From there we boarded a powered catamaran for a short voyage over to another nude beach where we were treated to an open bar and a large buffet full of delicious Mexican food. Our final day on board, Bert convinced everyone to go down the ship's water slides, which turned out to be a lot of fun if you don't mind water up the nose. All-in-all, we had such a good time that we've booked cabins on the Big Nude Boat 2025 leaving from Miami next February. It will be an eleven day cruise of the western Caribbean, and I expect it will be another fun nudist getaway.


MKL Natures Resort Weekend
January 11-15, 2024
GNCYC had a great turn out of four couples to spend the weekend at Natures Resort in Edcouch, TX. We went shopping in Mexico. They had plenty of events, like the  band that played at the pool and a potluck breakfast. Unfortunately, our trip was cut short because of a freeze in Houston. We all wanted to get back home to check on our homes. Despite the short trip, we had a wonderful time and always appreciate Natures Resort.


Emerald Lakes
August 26 & 27, 2023
We had a wonderful gathering at Emerald Lakes, a local landed nudist resort. Several people slept over. We enjoyed the pool and lake. Thanks to Ira for setting it up. We had a great time relaxing and catching up.


Open Swim
June 18 & July 15, 2023
The Gordons hosted Open Swim. We got together for some good drinks and snacks. We had wonderful conversations about travel and catching up. It was a great way to beat the Texas heat.


Natures Resort
January 2023
Four couples were able to make it to Natures Resort for the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.
Some staying in their rentals and other brought their trailers. We crossed the boarder into Nuevo Progresso to enjoy some shopping and bar hopping. We lounged by the pool, played volleyball and petanque. 

New Year Party 2023
GCNYC rang in the New Year at Lonnie and Madeline’s House. We enjoyed great food, excellent company, lovely weather which culminated with a soak in the giant hot tub! I can think of no better way to end one year and begin another!


Holiday Party
December 2022
The holiday party was well attended. We shared a tasty spaghetti dinner with everyone contributing to the buffet. We make short work of choosing next year's restaurant list and activities. The gift exchange was quite the ruckus. One gift was a prank box, the Crib Dribbler, with batteries and a phone charging stick inside. The boobie prize was a wax flower arrangement.

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Trip to Mira Vista
December 2021
Two couples took a pre-Christmas vacation to Mira Vista Nudist Resort in Tucson, Arizona. The pool area was wonderful in the bright sun. During cloudier times, we ventured over to Saguaro National Park, which is 10 minutes away to enjoy short hikes. We found a variety of fantastic, ethnic restaurants. One favorite was Blacktop Grill, with local specialty, Sonoran Hot Dogs. Sunset was enjoyed on Mira Vista's sunset porch with the clouds illuminated before the storm the next morning. 


Holiday Party
December 2021
We met at the Skipper's house for a some holiday festivities. We had spaghetti and freshly baked bread. We decided on the 2022 restaurants for Second Friday Dinner. Then the White Elephant gift exchange. Alcoholic gifts were 'stolen' many times. A delightful blue ceramic pie dish is now a lovely bird bath on a recently renovated patio. 


Pool Party
June 2021
The club was invited to a lovely pool party. There were 14 members in attendance. We enjoyed the sun and water through the afternoon and well into the evening. A couple slept over to avoid driving late. Pizza was served as well as the everyone's tasty contributions of fruit, hummus, meats, crackers and trailmix.  A volleyball was tossed around to keep us active. A great time was had by all!


Movie Night
August 2020
Despite the pandemic, Movie Night was still held as a house party. A small gathering enjoyed each other's company to view a movie and sit in the hot tub. 

Weekend at Emerald Lakes
June 2017
The club spent the weekend at Emerald Lakes, a landed club in the northern Houson area. We used kayaks and paddle boards on the lake. We had an amazing Wine Dinner with Kobe steaks and a wine vertical of Sterling Cabernet from 2006 through 2011. 


Fireworks on Galveston Bay

We go boating on Galveston Bay for the Friday Night Fireworks during the summer. We spend the day boating or sailing around the bay. We enjoy sunset and then the firework display before heading back to shore.

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