Sun Spots

None too warm here in TN right now – unlikely to top 60F today (which is roughly 16C for Europeans!). All the sun fun seems to be in Europe – since I got up I have been inundated with messages and pictures about the eclipse of the sun which was been pretty spectacular back home in UK – I even have friends who have taken their family to the Faroe Islands where the eclipse was apparently ‘total’. Rare in UK to get rid of the clouds to see the sun at all, but I understand that our place in Wales woke up to clear skies and a fantastic view of it all (according to my dad, anyway! – maybe he’ll send me the ‘eclipse tee-shirt, if there is one!). Dave’s just checking out the British TV “lunchtime news” on the internet and there are certainly some amazing pictures.

No eclipse for us in US for about seven years, as far as I know. But we’ll use the excuse to have ‘sunny’ fitness pictures today!

A nice twosome to start, doing things the way we like…


More of the Russian lads I featured last time -a somersault contest, although I have to say I wouldn’t accept that style in the gym!:


At the pool:


Leaving the shadow of the beach shower…


Posing against the wall:


Casting a shadow – and making a big impression with their strength and levers – at the street workout demo:

flag and lever

In a sun-dappled glade in the woods – communing with nature: just how it should be!

how it should be

…or, indeed, practicing your aerial show au naturel in the sun…


Ready to wrestle in the Turkish sun:

oiled wrestler

Try the slack line!

slack line

A frankly unwise (but sunny) location for a train-ing run…

TRAINing... not wise!

(definitely not a wise choice of route – and trains can run either way on many tracks!)

Back on the beach now:



(Everyone’s doing ‘sommies’ today!)

Pull-ups under a clear blue sky…


And, finally, catching those final rays of the day (and showing off your back muscle at the same time):


Yep – can’t beat the sun!

Can’t beat a good book either, if you’re into gay love and sporty guys doing their thing…

Loving the Boy: ISBN 978-1-907732-30-0

The Power of Love: ISBN 978-1-907732-41-6

Against All Odds: ISBN 978-1-908645-35-7

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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3 Responses to Sun Spots

  1. Eric Rex says:

    Great spread. Keep up the great work

  2. Paul says:

    Another series of beautiful art. Thank You.

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