The (Irish) Sea of Nakedness

I will never forget the day I got naked with a few thousand other brave souls in Dublin harbor. It was for a Spencer Tunick Art Installation and was right up there with some of the wackier things I have done in my life.

Standing knee deep in the freezing, Irish sea or laying down on the hard, cold rocky pier back to back with naked strangers, as a ship sails in from England (no doubt full of puzzled passengers!) was a morning I’m not going to forget anytime soon! I can’t begin to imagine what was going through those passengers minds as they saw a few thousand naked Irish people welcoming them into Dublin Port at 5 o’clock in the morning!

“Welcome to Ireland, the friendliest nation on Earth!” ;)

"Welcome to Ireland!" A sea of nakedness!

It's a wee bit cold...a sea of nakedness!

  • The Feists Great Escape
    March 20, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    What an amazing experience.

    • intrepidtraveller
      April 11, 2012 at 4:52 pm

      It sure was…cold but amazing!

  • Ajay Kaul
    March 20, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Super cool!! To whackiness – which is another name for “going above and beyond to enjoy your time on this planet” ;-)

    • intrepidtraveller
      April 11, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      I LOVE being random and crazy and wacky….makes life that bit more interesting!

  • The Blissful Adventurer
    March 20, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    so brave and so exhilarating to be in that sense of community and creation. I would love to do this

  • TBM
    March 21, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Wow. I probably wouldn’t have done this, but I know someone who would have. Sorry we missed out. Great experience!!!!!!!

    • intrepidtraveller
      April 11, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      haha yea it’s certainly not for everyone but I enjoyed it…felt very liberating!

  • fiztrainer
    March 21, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    WOW … How incredibly wild is that. These photos are incredible. What an experience.

  • Russell Smith
    March 22, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    You have truly done it all! Amazing!

  • audience
    March 26, 2012 at 12:42 am


  • The Boy!
    March 31, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    And here I was thinking underwear-subway-day was a big deal!

    • intrepidtraveller
      April 11, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      HAHA I have yet to participate in no-pants subway but it’s deffo on my list of crazy things to do!

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  • Andreas Moser
    May 10, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I can’t find you in the photo. Can you post a close-up? ;-)

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    June 11, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    You Irish are a hearty people! I said that when we visited and saw people running in the chilly horizontal rain you get along the west coast. Not for the average US runner!

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