We here in Sydney are about half way through Autumn already and this week has seen a change in temperature. There will no doubt be a few more cheeky warm days, hopefully weeks, before the cold really takes hold. We don’t suffer the cold that Europe or North America has by any stretch of the imagination but as a solar powered nudist I’m all about being warm. Two separate groups of friends have recently been on holidays to Antarctica and while that’s on my bucket list I struggle with the concept of all that time off work and money to go somewhere cold.

This is a video of my friend Kirill from Active Naturists and some of his buddies having a traditional Russian Banya followed by a dip in the water through a hole cut in the ice. I’m sure if I was there I’d brave it briefly but the idea just looks so preposterous to me. Why would you jump in that stupidly cold water when there’s such a toasty warm and nude friendly sauna/banya right there with company? I know there are medical benefits to it but it seem so silly. Actually it looks like a lot of fun but I’d need to be coerced.

Banya with an ice hole at the Moscow River from Active Naturists on Vimeo.