What is one to do mid summer when the heat is cooking eggs on the concrete? Head to Hanlan’s baby! Oh yes! Have you heard of it? Well let me let you in on a little secret. Anybody who is anybody sneaks off annually to the island to a little beach called Hanlan’s.
It’s a clothing optional beach. Yes, that’s right. I went there. You know what? It is a touch of Paradise hiding away on a five minute fairy trip.
I have been making my way over there every summer since I moved here. That’s 10 years this year! Stop my nerves! It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years.
This year I have to admit, I was a bit of a snob and took the water taxi. It’s a much better ride! This year it was packed. I have to say I like it a lot more when it was not such a hot spot.
It’s so freeing and relaxing though and well worth a mention as one of Toronto’s finest hideaways. Now with every well behaved nudist unfortunately there has to be the creepy weirdos that makes one roll their eyes.
First there is the “beach stroller”. He walks the beach up and down making sure everyone can get a good glimpse of his tool and dye kit. I’d love to shout, “No horses on the beach!” but who am I?
Then there is “hiding in the trees talking on his cell” guy. Every year this guy comes out and literally stands just off site of the “Beachers” and chats super loud on his cell phone. Not just about the weather but will say stuff like, “Oh man that homo is trying to check me out” and “If another homo tries to look at my c&^%….” It’s actually hilarious because no one cares he’s even standing there.
So yup there are definitely some odd ducks over here but for the hundreds of visitors every year, it is truly a wonderful spot to detox the mind and body. If we are a product of some God that made us in his/her own image why then are we so uptight and uncomfortable in our on skin?
I have no idea but one thing is for sure, one certainly feels like they are in the Garden of Eden… before the forbidden fruit was consumed!