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Free Range Naturism / Re: In Defense of World Nude Hiking Day
« on: July 04, 2020, 11:00:39 PM »
Logically, a naked person out in the countryside or on a hiking trail is far less likely to be a flasher or molester, as their chances of finding a victim are so minimal.

Good point, Peter!
Doesn't allow for the extremely stupid exhibitionist though :D :D


  Has your injury fully healed?

Yes and no.  The cut has healed completely but the ball of my thumb has a hard pad about 7 or 8mm diameter under the skin where feeling has not returned and it's a bit over sensitive to knocks and pressure.  I am hoping this will gradually repair but as a friend who accidentally put their fingers in a hand blender some months before my injury remarked, recovery is a very slow business.  My thumb may not fully return to how it was before.  There is a scar of course, and the thumbprint doesn't unlock my phone any more as it has changed sufficiently to mismatch with its previous registered print! 
It's amazing how even such a small injury can cause significant disability.  When the finger was bandaged (several weeks) and after, I couldn't fasten my shirt buttons or pick small objects up (still challenging)!  It didn't take long to learn to do buttons without using my thumb but what surprised me was how very automatic the action was, done pretty much unconsciously, before the injury.  Made me think about the issues of disability in general.

I'm a little wary of open-toed shoes. In March, I was in sandals in the garden. I bumped into a root or a small stump and fell. Result: emergency service at the hospital, local anaesthesia to remove a splinter of wood deeply embedded and four stitches.

OUCH!  That was a nasty injury.  That must have restricted your hiking for a week or two, JMF.
I recently (early March) cut my thumb very badly (7 stitches) and it still isn't back to fully operational yet.  Has your injury fully healed?

Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: June 30, 2020, 01:12:09 AM »

Ah yes.  Very rural and almost Lake District.  Lovely.  Bit far from a large town for my taste.  Bet you get a lot of rain in your area!

Trip reports / Re: An Evening Stroll
« on: June 28, 2020, 12:17:18 AM »
What you describe is a thing I have never encountered, JBee.  There are mazes, usually in stately homes, made of ancient hedge cultivated for perhaps a couple of hundred years.  Maize farmers sometimes cut a maze/labyrinth in the harvested maize plants and charge entry.  I am sure that somewhere there may be a contemplative, labyrinthine, stone-fringed path like the one in your blog, but they will be vanishingly few in our country, I am sure.
It would be nice to have some! 


Trip reports / Re: An Evening Stroll
« on: June 27, 2020, 10:55:43 PM »
I assume we are seeing DF's neighbourhood in this blog.
Also you don't explain what the labyrinth/maze was.  Is it a public park amusement?

Naturism & Art / Re: The dance of social distance
« on: June 27, 2020, 10:47:18 PM »
Hello both!....Hey this isn't MSN messenger y'know! :D

Trip reports / Re: Col du Loup (Wolf pass)
« on: June 27, 2020, 10:46:17 PM »
Ahhh! the mysterious still blue water of that little lake.  How I long to swim in its chilly waters and cleanse my soul.

I wear sandals too but I also find that wearing hiking shoes (rather than boots) is comfortable and safer.  When the terrain is right e.g. meadow or grassy path, I will take the shoes off and walk barefoot.  I have done some hiking in huaraches (kit from Xero Shoes) which is nice.  It's surprising how comfortable and suitable they are for reasonably heavy walking.  I don't wear them tied up the ankle or leg.  I have adapted mine to the most minimal tie I can work out - Thong style at the toes, one cord over the top of the foot and round the heel tied at the top in a single knot.  Very comfy and very minimal.
I don't like mockasins, I prefer realasins!   :D

Naturism & Art / Re: Henry Yuen, Couple with Birds
« on: June 27, 2020, 10:31:27 PM »
Is that a bronze, John?
Wonderful piece.  You succeeded!

Free Range Naturism / Re: Solstice hike in Vermont, June 20
« on: June 27, 2020, 10:29:25 PM »
Dan, I get posts latest first at the top using a setting.
If you go to your account profile, then on the left bar click 'Look and Layout' there is a tick box called 'Show most recent posts at the top'.
Hope that helps

Free Range Naturism / Re: Summer Solstice Hike, Vermont USA
« on: June 27, 2020, 10:23:46 PM »
Hi Dan,
Good of you to drop in.
We'll just have to be happy with JohnPs photos!  But it would be nice to see yours.  You have to upload them to a photo site and post them as embed code in the tool on the forum. 

Trip reports / Re: Up Hot Springs Canyon
« on: June 27, 2020, 10:19:51 PM »
No comment - see all previous comments of wonderment!

Naturism & Art / Re: The dance of social distance
« on: June 27, 2020, 10:04:47 PM »
A new dance craze! I'm thinking back to those Helenic, pagan dances that the early nudists would do. A sort of ballet in a circle. Scouring for video of it online, I bumped into this from Cosmopolitan magazine, a major social influence, which is good PR for a nude lifestyle:

I just spent too much time looking for one of those videos of the 1930's German nudists dancing. Anybody have an idea what I'm talking about? Where they went to.
I read the link - very vacuous - just says 'everything is better naked'.  Well we know that!!!! :D

Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: June 27, 2020, 10:01:26 PM »
Great, MartinM
You have been having a whale of a FRN time!
That's great.  Is your friend also a naturist or just one of those golden people who accept us for what we are and don't disapprove?
So, swimming in the Sea and the Lune...  You must be located somewhere in the Lancaster Morecambe area.  If you can go out for FRN locally you must be in a rural area.  Sounds nice!

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