Tanned Boys

Another diversion. I noticed that several people arrived at this site having searched for ‘suntanned boys’ or something similar. OK, if that’s what you’re interested in, we had an earlier post on April 26th To UV or not to UV …

It should be clear from previous entries that we rather share the sun-worship thing, feeling strongly that the benefits of Vitamin D outweigh the  cancer/burning risks. However, we are careful not to go too far, and especially I do try to keep young Leo in check a bit, since younger skin is obviously more sensitive to damage.

So do you like them ‘medium rare’ or ‘well done’? John Wayne famously said “Take it away and burn it” – but he was referring to steak I think – I forget which film. Here’s a couple of ‘very well done’s’ and I just hope that, in their old age, they haven’t overdone the bronzed look now:

The second one is from Sol’s site ‘Enlightenment of Man’ – I promise not to steal many more of his. The first guy is going to have awfully white upper legs if he always wears those boardies on the beach! Dave and I are torn between wanting to look like this and worrying slightly about the consequences. Not that there’s been much chance of overdoing the sun here in Wales UK – but we’re off to Long Island USA tomorrow where the temperature and the sun should keep us a lot happier between our shows next week – except in South Hampton, where they shoot any shirtless guys in the town on sight!

This final picture for today seems to be titled ‘Tan just right’ in my files – not sure who decided that, but we are bound to agree. I think this is on an Aussie beach, but can’t be sure:

I was about to say ‘wish we were on one too’ but, come to think of it, it’s winter in Australia right now, so maybe not – although I suspect that winter in Australia is warmer and drier than summer in Wales. Anyway, weather which has kept us largely indoors has at least allowed some more progress on the remaining words I have to write for the final part of our epic! But, from tomorrow for a while, our Welsh ‘Cefn Derwen’ retreat will be in the capable care of our local farmboy friend Neil, and we’re back on the road.

About tonycavanagh

Born Northampton UK; school Oxford UK and Oak Ridge Tennessee, where I met my wonderful partner Dave, also from UK. Oak Ridge is our main training base for acrobatics and circus stuff, but we also established a base in Wales (UK) to serve us when we are working in Europe. Our 'story', of finding gay love, learning the acrobatics trade and then of how we got shot at during our show (and worse was to follow - just to prove that the risks of being an acrobat are not always the most obvious ones!) are now available in my three books 'Loving the Boy', 'The Power of Love' and 'Against All Odds'. Links available on most blog posts. Actually, waiting for the imminent arrival of the first printed copies was far scarier than anything we do in performance. A fourth book - not about us but exploring the sadness of a gay Native American boy denied his true identity - is currently with an agent for evaluation. watch for 'Let The Future Find Me' in due time. And now to book five... another boy, another quest... seems its always boys...
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1 Response to Tanned Boys

  1. blog says:

    I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Well written!

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