Saturday, 10 July 2010
In today's Globe & Mail, Ian Brown talks about having a "Naked lunch – and naked breakfast" at the Bare Bistro at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park. You can read the article online by clicking here.
Nobody at Bare Oaks had any idea that a Globe & Mail reporter had been there. He simply checked into one of the rooms like everyone else and didn't tell anybody why he was there. Which is fine, of course, since we treat all our guest with equal respect. It's just more useful for reporters to identify themselves if they want to spend some time discussing the philosophy of naturism with someone or get facts about Bare Oaks.
Ian Brown's commentary on his experience and his reactions are quite funny. And in between all the comments are all the right messages. He says being nude is a philosophy at Bare Oaks. He includes people of all ages, including children, when describing the members and visitors at the park. He accurately communicates the non-sexual tone of the park and marvels at the incredible casualness and comfort that regular members manifest while nude. He describes intelligent conversation between knowledgeable people. He compliments our staff (specifically names Nikki) and describes a pleasant environment at Bare Oaks. And most importantly, he gives Liz a great compliment when he says that the eggs were done perfectly." (I never expected to have the Bare Bistro reviewed in a newspaper!)
Mr. Brown also spends a lot of time describing his discomfort. Some people might think he's making fun of naturists. But I think that he is much more clever than that. The way I see it, he's poking fun at our society's phobia towards the human body. Insightful people will recognize that the discomfort described in the article is symptomatic of a people that have a dysfunctional view of their anatomy.
There was an article in the Toronto Sun and Canoe about today's Skinny-Dipping record attempt and A Channel in Barrie has told us they would attend the Bare Oaks event. The FCN and FQN sent out a press release about all the locations across Canada where people can participate in AANR's Skinny-Dipping record attempt. So there may be even more media coverage that we haven't heard about yet.