It was an early January day and the past week had been unseasonally wet and cool in Sydney, however that morning the sun was out and while the forecast suggested a possible afternoon thunderstorm, my mate and I decided to risk it and get down to Werrong nude beach, which is about an hour south of Sydney in the Royal National Park.
Leaving Sydney the sun was out bright with white clouds in the distance but going down the highway the clouds darkened and darkened until about 10 mins from the start of the bush walk to Werrong it started to pour and my car theometer said the temp had dropped from 29 to 21! By the time we had arrived the rain had stopped and the road was steaming from the downpour.
The walk from the road includes the popular Bundena to Otford trial and also the trial to the instagram famous figure of 8 pools. Starting the walk, we passed about 10 people who looked like they had either rushed back from Werrong or the pools from the storm, however the temperature was already warming up again and the water from the top of the trial looked amazing.
Breaking off from the main Bundenna track after the first few minutes of the walk, the surrounding forest and ferns smelt so fresh from the rain, making the walk smell like pine. The walk down to Werrong is a couple of kilometers and parts were muddy, walking down we encountered about 10 people coming back up, presumably due to the recent storm. One backpacker couple looked like they had a good day at the beach carrying a small sun cover and one couple looked like they had taken the wrong track as they were struggling back up the track in flip flops!
After the 30 min walk, the sun was well back out and it got warmer as the sound of the surf started to come through the forest and then finally we were out in the sun and could see across to the northern grassed area of the beach where 3 sun tents were clearly visible and about 20 nude people relaxing, wandering around the grass and down to the water – we had arrived! Nearly all were nude with just a couple of guys wearing speedos.
Another mate had set up a spot for the day just behind the main northern area under a pine tree and the small fresh water stream. Meeting him we quickly stripped off, the feeling of removing my hot sweaty clothes and feeling the breeze all over my skin is definitely one of the highlights of a visit to Werrong.
Source: Ant’s Nudist Life
Original publication 6 January, 2021
Posted on NatCorn 22nd January 2021
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