When Shirley Mason was a young girl, she participated in an activity one summer that ended up being a life-altering experience.
“They would do special things during this two-week long summer camp and they kept talking about this one special thing we were gonna do,” she says.
It was something she has ended up doing relatively often: skinny dipping.
But as enjoyable as that experience was, Mason quickly realized such episodes would be few and far between. At the time, she was living way up in the northern U.S. – Minnesota, to be exact. “Every summer, there were only a few days of the year where I could go down to this area called Park Point and get in the water,” she says. “It used to drive me crazy because I love the water. But I love warm water.”
“So from the time I was a young girl, I was attracted to Florida.”
So the Sunshine State was the place where Mason established herself in the tourism industry as the executive director of B.E.A.C.H.E.S. (Beach Education Advocates for Culture, Health, Environment & Safety) Foundation and the brains behind the clothing-optional section of Miami-Dade County’s Haulover Beach, which is widely acclaimed as one of the world’s best nude beaches. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: Ethical Traveler
Original publication 31 October 2018
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