Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Canuding is merely canoeing while clothes-free, bare, nude or naked. Nothing revolutionary about the activity except for perhaps the name. It is a combination of the word canoe plus the word, nude, to make the term: canuding. It is merely a nudecentric adaptation to describe another sport that we men-who-prefer-to-live-bare enjoy doing.
Take off your clothes, yes, all of them, launch your canoe into the water and meticulously guide your canoe along the water using an oar. That's all this activity entails. It can be as peaceful and relaxing as caunuding solo (alone), without a care in the world. If you want to make it challenging, invite some of your bare buddies to join you and decide on a "start" and "finish" markers and initiate a race. Or create a canuding tour along a river bank looking for landmarks or natural habitats along the way. The sky and muscle endurance are the only limits to canuding.
Be as creative as you like in making your own incentives or reasons for a canuding adventure. Use your imagination and knowledge of the riverside as your guide in recruiting others to participate although I confess that all it took to get me involved were two words: nude outing. Once that was conveyed to me, my name was placed at the top of the list!
A few cautions that aren't clearly depicted in the above photograph need to be added here. First, a life-jacket or life-preserver is necessary for each canuder. In some waterways this is mandated by local law. If not, common sense dictates that it is a safety concern that must be followed. The life-jacket or life-preserver should be worn by everyone inside the canoe, no matter their skill level in swimming.
Second, alcohol and water do not mix. Save the celebration until after the adventure is finished. The same is true for any prescription or non-prescription drug use. Save it all for later.
Last, do not attempt to canude in any unfamiliar water alone. Always have a buddy with you. This is a practice that is true for any aquatic adventure.
Have fun canuding!
Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!
Bare With Pride