Is skinny dipping the ultimate social distance activity?
Let’s look at the pros: It gets you away from crowds. It gets you out the house. It’s good for mental health. It’s good exercise. It’s an escape from everything that’s going on in the world. You don’t need any money, anyone else or anything at all in fact, except your own skin. Sounds like the perfect activity in this social distance covid world, wouldn’t you say?
It dawned on me during lockdown that what Scott has been teaching me this past year (how to find these remote hidden swimming spots and where the out-the-way unknown camping spots are) is the ultimate social distance strategy. In the forest you can forget about covid, you can forget about the problems of the world and just enjoy the trees. When you’re getting off the beaten path to seek out skinny dipping spots you don’t need to worry about social distancing because there’s no-one around. If there are others around then it ain’t a good skinny dipping spot and you better move on. Turns out Scott is a master of social distancing, he’s been doing it for years. Thanks to his skills I was able to fly to the US during a global pandemic, continue to do what I love and not be at any risk of the virus. Skinny dipping=social distancing!
There’s no denying that this covid bullshit is getting everyone down. But we gotta roll with the punches aye!? Got to adapt and try to make the best of the situation. A great time to try something new I figure.
Why not search for that secret little swim hole where you can be naked and free? We can’t be as social as usual, but we can use this time to get to know ourselves better and to get to know our natural world better. Get exploring in your own backyard, see what your home country has to offer. If you’re desperate for something new and exciting right now after spending so much time at home, if you fancy some adventure, liberation or a little escape, a wild swim could be just what ya need. A wild swim without your swim suit could be even more of an adventure!
As I’ve bleeted on about in previous blog posts, skinny dipping is one of the best ways to connect with nature, and an incredible way to connect with yourself, build your self esteem and self confidence. If the state of our world has been getting you down or if you’re feeling anxious or fed up, then the calming effect of the water could really help. I believe a little more connection to nature can be a great remedy for all when times are tough.
Could this be the age of the skinny dip!?!
It’s the perfect way to social distance. Looking for a spot to skinny dip forces you to go a little further off the path, a little further up the river, away from the crowds, away from the towns. In spending this time alone in nature you might just find some respite from the world’s problems. You might find some peace from your own personal problems. You might even discover something new about yourself or discover a wonderful new hobby. Or, hey if you don’t like it then no-one ever even needs to know you tried it. What have you got to lose? I mean, there’s not much else going on right now.