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Natureboy1776

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Martha's Vineyard Moshup beach
« on: August 23, 2018, 02:04:12 PM »
I thought it was time I posted again.

This past weekend I managed to complete an adventure to the accepted C/O beach in Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA. My adventure was highlighted by a few hours of freedom wandering this beach and also included a long car trip, a ferry ride and an extended bike ride. Only the beach was enjoyed clothes free.
I planned my trip to coincide with a trip organized by the Pilgrim travel club. That way I could expect at least a few like-minded folks on the beach.

As a avid cyclist, the bike ride was a major goal of the trip. I drove to the Palmer lot in Falmouth MA. where I was able to bike on a path to the ferry terminal in Woods Hole. The ferry ride to the island was smooth and enjoyable. Upon leaving the ferry island-side I noted the Pilgrim group loading in a van to cross to Aquinnah. I instead climbed onto the bike again for the 20ish mile island crossing. There is a network of bike lanes and paths that make for a lovely ride most of the way.

When I reached Aquinnah, I headed up to the lighthouse first for a quick photo, then down to the beach. At the sand I turned right and walked to the cliffs, where I spotted the Pilgrim sign. I was relieved to remove the tight-sweaty bike shorts on this hot and humid day. Overall I spent close to 3 hours enjoying the broken sun on the beach. Moshup Beach is known for its steep red clay cliffs at the west end of the local public beach. There are often clothed visitors that wander up to see the cliffs and the butts. ;)

By late afternoon it was time to pack up for the return trip retracing the route of paths and ferry. I was really lucky as the forecast had called for showers and maybe a thunderstorm throughout the day. The storms put on a beautiful light show for the ferry, but held a safe distance until back to the car. I will certainly make this trip again. With luck a few of my friends from Boston's "World Naked Bike Ride" will join in the next time.

nuduke

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Re: Martha's Vineyard Moshup beach
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2018, 07:28:31 PM »

Nice day out, it seems natureboy.

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There are often clothed visitors that wander up to see the cliffs and the butts.

Don't you mean Buttes?  Or maybe not if it's a naturist beach!  :D

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Re: Martha's Vineyard Moshup beach
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2018, 12:48:15 PM »
Haha, I was going for the "play on words" for the stories sake. Yes I mean butts, although being that it is usually young families lead by the father, more than likely it's breasts they are looking for.

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Re: Martha's Vineyard Moshup beach
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2018, 05:37:03 PM »
It sounds like if going the extra mile to get to a great naturist location, the extra mile can be quite a great pleasure, too.
Jbee
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Re: Martha's Vineyard Moshup beach
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2018, 02:27:05 AM »
I went on one of the Pilgrim Naturists trips to Martha's Vineyard last summer. (For anyone who needs a geography lesson, Martha's Vineyard is actually an island, off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Both the Vineyard and the Cape are sand piles left over from the Ice Age, and the sea is gradually removing them.) Pilgrim Naturists is Dennis Kirkpatrick's group, which used to be much more active but now only has a web page and the Martha's Vineyard trips.

In the form of an array of photos, I did a writeup of the trip I went on, but didn't post it here because I thought a trip to a public beach wasn't really within this board's scope. But if anyone wants to see, here's a link:
https://naturist.neocities.org/Trips/MV_html.html

Natureboy, Dan and I would be happy to do some more walks (or whatever) with you! Just get in touch.

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Re: Martha's Vineyard Moshup beach
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2018, 11:56:35 AM »
Those pictures remind me of the class motto for the 1975 US Naval Academy's graduating class:  "All Men."

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Re: Martha's Vineyard Moshup beach
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2018, 12:45:43 PM »
JBeeGoode, Yes the ride was a great pleasure and the effort made the destination seem that much sweeter.

John P, I'm not sure the history of Pilgrim but they seem like a nice enough group from the two encounters I've had. Sorry if I veered off scope. Some time I would like to join you and Dan for another hike but it is rather difficult to get away right now and my spot from last time is no longer suitable.

BlueTrain, I have not yet viewed JP's trip report below but my trip seemed to have equal parts male/female, maybe a few more women.

Tomorrow's (Sunday) adventure will see me on the bicycle again. This time north bound to NH's Hampton beach to meet up with some friends as they run the local "Go Topless day" protest. Always been legal in NH (except Laconia) but not known until 2015. We protest in support of those where women don't yet have the option.   

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Re: Martha's Vineyard Moshup beach
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2018, 09:09:00 PM »
Looks like a "A Weekend at Bernie's."
Jbee
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