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#133813 02/28/2019 08:27 AM
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I love reading on the nude beach at Hedo. To minimize luggage weight I have always downloaded books on my Fire. On our last trip in September many times security asked me what I was doing. I think they were concerned about possibly taking photos (the camera option on my device was covered by the carrying case.) Also, I noticed new signs noting all electronics of this type were prohibited. Does anyone know if this is being enforced? I don't want to cause any trouble, but really enjoy the convenience for reading. ) We have our twentieth trip coming up soon. Thanks in advance!.

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Sonoranbitch #133814 02/28/2019 09:07 AM
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The enforcement seems spotty depending on individual security person. And sometimes other guests will complain to a security person that someone has a device and security will check it out.

I think that the resort should consider putting a few small brightly colored stickers in the check-in envelope. These could be place on the camera lenses of the devices.

Personally, I am more concerned about sand getting into my devices or them getting wet during the sudden showers that pop up.


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Sonoranbitch #133816 02/28/2019 10:00 AM
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Readers and Pads will probably still make people nervous, regardless of what you do.
It might be best to leave a reader in the room and take a paper device to the beach, just to avoid hassle.


All in all, I'd rather be a hippy.
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'PAPER DEVICE' ....I love it !


"Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful...meet the sun and the wind with more of your skin...For the breath of life is the sunlight and the hand of life is the wind ....". Kahlil Gibran
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I read on my tablet in the airport, on the plane and in the room. When I am around people and feel like reading I have a few actual books which more easily spark conversation with new people.


"Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful...meet the sun and the wind with more of your skin...For the breath of life is the sunlight and the hand of life is the wind ....". Kahlil Gibran
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Originally Posted by Lucie73
When I am around people and feel like reading I have a few actual books which more easily spark conversation with new people.
I too read actual books (AKA "paper devices") when outdoors at Hedo. You have to be careful what you're reading, though; the "spark conversation" thing can go badly sometimes. This past trip, I was reading "Rules For Radicals" by Saul Alinsky. A guy was asking me about it and tried to pick a fight with me. So there's that, too.

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Sonoranbitch #133820 02/28/2019 01:39 PM
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Thanks for the input. I'll bring a few paper devices for the beach. I was just trying to minimize packing weight, but no big deal. I appreciate your responses. smile

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People with electronic devices on the beach could become the new class of pariahs, along with Wallies and Vinnies...….. Chris might even come up with a name for them at some point.

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As I see it, once you are done with the paper device, you can leave it behind for someone else (BTW, is the Library still around?) and thus make room for a rum bottle or such..


All in all, I'd rather be a hippy.
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I read 3 "paper devices" while on the beach earlier this month. I prefer those for reading outside. Glare on a e-device can make it difficult to read for me. I did leave the books, oops, I mean "paper devices" for the resort.

I do bring a gallon plastic bag to keep it in while in my beach bag on the beach.


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DennyP #133824 02/28/2019 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by DennyP
I read 3 "paper devices" while on the beach earlier this month. I prefer those for reading outside. Glare on a e-device can make it difficult to read for me. I did leave the books, oops, I mean "paper devices" for the resort.

I do bring a gallon plastic bag to keep it in while in my beach bag on the beach.



You can also leave the plastic bag with one of the beach vendors (sort of utilitarian recycling) because they can always used them.

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Yes, the 'library' of 'take' books is on the shelves over by the tables in the lobby area where the travel agents gather.

And, Lyle, I have little to no original thought and steal from others (aka research) so for now, I'll rely on the masses to feed me good terms to use (and then I'll later use my bully pulpit of my self-published books to codify them and of course whenever possible take credit for myself...just kidding...I try to give credit where it's due.)

Some groups give out little stickers for non-paper devices to put over the camera lenses so people feel more comfy on the beach around the electronics.


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Liz & I both read kindles exclusively for the past 5+ years. Neither of us has had any issue with security. (Of course, we tend to say hi to the security guards, and generally be friendly to the staff...) We both used to bring hardcopies. Liz gave that up ~10 years ago, and me about 5 years ago. Never read a hardcopy since, and never had any issue.... with security, or with glare in the last few years. smile


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Loni uses an old-style Kindle on the nude beach. It is the kind that doesn't have a camera and has more of an "ink look" screen vs. an LCD screen. She has never had a problem with security at all. I have witnessed security giving people a grilling over readers that look more like a cell phone though. The colored, sticky dots or a bandaid over the camera lens is a great idea that should make everybody happy.

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LyleM #133836 03/03/2019 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by LyleM
People with electronic devices on the beach could become the new class of pariahs, along with Wallies and Vinnies...….. Chris might even come up with a name for them at some point.


Snappies.

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Originally Posted by Chicago Jake
Originally Posted by LyleM
People with electronic devices on the beach could become the new class of pariahs, along with Wallies and Vinnies...….. Chris might even come up with a name for them at some point.


Snappies.



Snappers? I think that one is already taken...…….

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Nudes from the front... Thanks to the input, I have brought both my Fire and some paper devices. No mentions from security about reading on my fire. I have noticed security asking several people using smartphones to put them away, however right near me on the beach. One lady got very irate about it and said something like well, she (pointing right at me!) should have to put her ipad away !) I was thinking, thanks for throwing me under the bus, lady, but the security gal just smiled at me. ( I also consider myself a nice person...) I was just using mine in my lap for reading, while the angry girl was waving her phone around looking like she could have been taking pics. I've also seen people discretely using kindles. With that said, it's a beautiful time, as always, to be here! The resort seems hopping with a lot of folks; no idea of occupancy rate.

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I always use a kindle and have had no problems. Of course, a regular Kindle (as opposed to a Kindle Fire which is just a tablet) does not have a camera. I would never use a tablet with their glare problems. The "e-ink" of a Kindle works great. At some resorts, I read in the pool, so I have a Kindle Oasis because it is water-resistant. I think it is good down to 10 feet or something like that which works for me. I have never tried floating in the ocean at Hedo while reading.


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