Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Overlooking Nelson Bay it houses a maximum of 4 couples in themed bedrooms one with an ensuite the others share a bathroom.
Our hosts Twiggy and Jim were as usual very welcoming and we met up with 3 other couples staying there who once again were delightful company reinforcing the diversity of people that have found the joys of clothes free living.
The reality of the end of this break away is now upon us and on reflection we have been fortunate that, although the weather has been patchy, the vast majority of our time has been spent clothes-free in some unique and very beautiful places.
I must say the prospect of being back in the air-conditioned office with suit and tie Is not appealing.
We trust that the reviews and information that we have provided will help when you plan your next Nakation.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Our first night was not a good one as who would have known that my wife had an allergy to 300 year old teak!
If you think of the Flintstone's house crossed with a 5 star lodge and you will start go get the picture.
From the bed you look out on to a delightful patio and lawn and then to a beautiful view if Mt Warning.
The lodge has skylights that protrude through the grassed roof above and next to where you park the car. Again there is an outdoor spa bath and also an external shower this time on a rear patio.
The inside bathroom is designed with a large grotto like shower recess that has a large inverted "U" shaped copper pipe arrangement with the shower head on the top and small spay heads down the side to provide a most unusual shower experience.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Time to dust off the clothes as we made our way south again for a return visit to "Valleydale Cottage" in the hinterland behind Byron Bay.
Although not Naturist (per se) it is very Naturist friendly.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Extricating himself Bob showed us the cottage and we settled ourselves in to what really is a home-away from home. All modern conveniences including sound system, TV / DVD Espresso Machine and on the front veranda a BBQ and beautiful Spa. After the drive a spa was certainly welcome.
In hindsight there was no hurry as these "locals" visit regularly which is a real joy although not when they eat Rene's Grevillea plants.
The bird life is also amazing King Parrots, lorrikeets, crows, ducks and many more.
With only a small part of the property developed I took a brief stroll in the bush clad only in sandals. I have spent many hours over the years bush walking but until today had not experienced the absolute joy of walking through our beautiful Australian bush as nature intended.
As with all our Naturist experiences how quickly one feels comfortable clothes-free in environments that have in the past just presumed to be clothed.
A couple from New Zealand arrived and on our last night we enjoyed a BBQ with them plus Bob and Rene at the games room using a wood fired BBQ a most enjoyable evening to conclude our stay.
Thanks Rene and Bob we plan to have a return visit to boBRENE as it is such a beautiful location with great amenities and hosts.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Finally heading off we decided to overnight at Port Macquarie and then head north chasing warmer temperatures and the Sun.
The second and third weeks we had booked but the first week had became "flexible".
We had a list of Naturist places with us so we decided to make some phone calls.
Last year we had stayed at Sylvan Glade a naturist B&B at Bowraville so we contacted Maureen and Lindsay and fortunately they had a night free so we look a leisurely run up to Bowraville which is almost exactly halfway between Sydney and Brisbane.