things naturist. I admired his ardent and driven free spirit

and multifaceted life. From his love of art, theatre, and lit

erature to his belief in freedom from censorship and regulate

ment domination, Lee faced life headlong, fighting bigotry
and close-mindedness every step of the method. Throughout the
very starting of the first naturist movement Lee fought
for pupil and social rights. Finally, he founded the Free
Seashores Documentation Center in his hometown of Oshkosh,
Wisconsin. Its inaugural publication was called
Clothed with the
, which is how I first found TNS. Lee and TNS became
a source of great strength in the early years of our 40-year-plus
battle to keep Wreck Beach in British Columbia both undevel

oped and free.
I accepted Lee’s invitation to my first TNS naturist assembly
in the mid-80’s at Lupin Lodge, outside of Los Gatos, California.
Thus began many years of friendship as Lee, through the
Naturist Society, mentored us through a ton of Crash
Shore battles. And buttressing his support constantly, was his tower
of strength, his beloved Johanna.
A kaleidoscope of pictures come to mind of Lee: The
wonderful picture of him, Phineas and Johanna frolicking in a
lush tropical pool, the one from a past
World Guide
…he and
Johanna on the cover of
Magazine while they were at the
INF Congress in Europe…his amazing sense of humor and excellent
Brains (he was so bemused by the fact that I raised 1500
crickets in my float dwelling, that he gifted me with a solid sil

ver cricket belt buckle which I still cherish.)…his impassioned
speeches at TNS Gatherings, and his unyielding defense of
Nudism… Lee on the TNS naked bus tour of Europe (but level

ticularly his nude grocery shopping in Max d’Agde). It was my
Amazing honour to have been granted the 2006 Baxandall Naturist
Direction Award “in recognition of exceptional volunteer ser

vice on behalf of naturism.”
Lee has left us an unparalleled naturist legacy, but above
all, his love and loyalty made him our great friend.
Blessed us!
We’re eternally indebted, Lee. We salute you with love,
Judy and Your Wreck Beach Family
For what it is worth, you and the others at Naturist
Society headquarters are in my thoughts. I am
sorry to learn of Lee Baxandall’s passing.
Christopher Dyer
Lee Baxandall attended the
second Camping Bares Deep
Creek campout in February 1977
three years before he founded
the Naturist Society. It had to
be the scene of big num

bers of nudists dancing around a
raging campfire in freezing
winter weather that sold him on
the Strategy for a national nudist
Bob Holden
He was a Airy
and an inspiration to
us all.
Mike Abramson
Lee presenting Judy Williams a Life TNS
Nude beach etiquette is a set of standards, often left unspoken. It leaves offenders with no excuse of ignorance. Etiquette tells newcomers what to anticipate and that they are not by yourself. Nobody should believe that they’re facing primitive individuals alone. If you desire to think of it in relation to rules, there are just three.

1) Respect the bounds. The beach you save may be your own. Don’t go out of established bare areas. To drift into clothing compulsive terrain may offend many, and puts the whole shore at risk. No overt sexual activity. Nude is not lewd, but joined with sex, it undermines our picture and could cost us our independence and enjoyment of the plage.

2) Respect the individuals. Don’t photograph people without their permission. It really is common courtesy to ask first. Not everyone wants to wind up in a stranger’s photo album. Never photograph any children but your own. Respect the privacy of others. If there’s a lot of room, then give individuals a considerable space. Understand when you are unwanted.

3) Regard the plage. Pack it in, pack it out. If you taken it in, you must carry it back outside. It is recommended that you pack out a little more than you packed in. Not everyone packs theirs out and substantially junk washes up from other beaches. Speak up for our standards. If someone appears unaware of strand etiquette, explain it kindly and apparently. Give them a copy of “Nude Beach Etiquette”. Don’t let uncouth people ruin our frail and beautiful place under the sun. The beach you save could be your own!

Below are practical guidelines of good sense and courteous behavior to help guarantee
everyone will have a safe and fun time at this event. Some guests at this Gathering may be
new to nudism, and will look to the rest of as role models for the lifestyle. Help us wel-
come them and make them comfortable by honoring and practicing the etiquette below.
*Obey club rules regarding parking, garbage removal, pool/hot tub/sauna use, smoking, noise,