Central America / Costa Rica / travel

Skinny Dipping As An Important Life Goal

Basically, my purpose in life, and items 3-21 in the Water section of my Bucket List (which reaches around the size and complexity of Atlas Shrugged), involves being naked in public. Skinny dipping is one of my favorite things, and I aim to do it in every major body of water on the planet.

The List:
Pacific Ocean-CHECK!
Atlantic Ocean-CHECK!
Indian Ocean
Southern Ocean
Arctic Ocean (okay, this one probably isn’t happening)
Mediterranean Sea
Caribbean Sea-CHECK!
South China Sea
Bering Sea
Gulf of Mexico
Okhotsk Sea
East China Sea
Hudson Bay
Japan Sea
Andaman Sea
North Sea
Red Sea
Baltic Sea

I don’t count all the tiny seas, or the really dumb ones like the Yellow Sea. Pssh.

Obviously, one of my biggest regrets is that I did not realize the gravity of being naked inside of bodies of water until after backpacking along the Mediterranean.
In fact, Skinny Dipping as a Goal only became a crucial part of my life on April 20th of this year. For those of you who don’t know, 4/20 happens to be an important national holiday among productive members of society, in which groups of like-minded people get together and hatch brilliant ideas on how to better humanity. It’s fucking momentous.
Anyway, for me, 4/20/12 happened in Dominical, Costa Rica. (Anyone reading this who’s thinking of visiting Costa Rica: FUCKING GO TO DOMINICAL RIGHT NOW.) After a skype date with Jonathan, I headed over to Tortilla Flats, which seemed to be the pregaming bar while I was in town. On the way there I overheard some people speaking English, so naturally we all ended up getting completely hammered, searching for mushrooms, and skinny dipping in the Pacific. My sun damaged and beer drenched brain was able to make the connection that I had already done the Caribbean, a week or two prior, and so…..skinny dip every ocean and sea in the world became an important life goal for this go-getter.

The Pacific at night, 4/20/12

Now as you can see from the list above, I still have quite a lot of stripping and swimming to do. Luckily, I don’t have much of a problem with this.

Hey! If you happen to be one of the 7 people who read this (one day I’ll reach double digits), comment below telling me the coolest place you’ve ever skinny dipped. 


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