For today’s Friday Photo, I’ve decided to post the most popular photo from my 2013 Instagr.am feed. (If you’re on Instagr.am follow me, @TuiSnider, and say hi. I will definitely follow you back!)
Here’s the story behind the picture: My husband and I were on a tour of the Caribbean island, St. Maarten, when our group decided to stop by the seaside. As we stepped out of the van, the driver warned us that part of the area was clothing optional, so if we were offended by this, we should pay close attention to the signs.
I’d never been to a nude beach before, and didn’t really care. I love water, and it was so beautiful and clear on St. Maarten that I made a beeline for an unoccupied stretch of beach, kicked off my shoes and waded in. As it turns out, I was exactly on the border between the regular beach and the clothing optional side.
After posing for a few photos, I splashed around in the sea and had a good time. What I didn’t realize is that in a handful of photos, a nude dude wandered right behind me as my husband continued to snap away. (In retrospect, this explains the huge grin on my husband’s face.)
Another surprise was how our little beach jaunt triggered a marital squabble. One man’s wife got so irritated by the fact that he’d “taken a good long peek at the nasty side of the beach” that she had the van driver drop her off in town so she could walk back to the cruise ship without him. Poor guy!
What about you? Have you ever been to a nude beach? Have you ever had a funny photo bomb while traveling?