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General Naturism Discussion / Re: FRN During Lockdowns
« on: May 11, 2020, 02:01:28 AM »
No problems here either. Must be something to do with Brexit.

Trip reports / Re: 2020 Zipolite: Anecdotes #2
« on: May 11, 2020, 12:23:18 AM »
Oh, my. JBG, that's wonderful.

Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: May 05, 2020, 05:57:08 AM »
In Austria they get by with only 2 strands. (Dan and Chris are holding up the fence with a pole, insulated somehow.)

Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: April 23, 2020, 11:22:54 PM »
JBG, if you like the idea of touring a cave in the nude, plan on visiting New York State in September (from a news site, because I couldn't find it on the cave company's website):

Down the old gold mine in New Zealand!

Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: April 20, 2020, 12:21:43 AM »
With the current state of the law in the UK, I would have thought that it's not necessary to find a really isolated section of beach for naturism. I'm not suggesting that it's a good idea to strip off on a town beach, right in front of the prom where the ornamental clock is! But you might do it out near the end of the beach where the crowd thins out, or on some beach away from a town where there could be some visitors. Hopefully people wouldn't be offended as long as you weren't in their personal space--or have I got that wrong? I'd be interested to hear what British Naturism has to say about nudity on beaches.

You'll probably respond that this is easy to say when one doesn't live in the UK!

Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: April 08, 2020, 01:00:39 AM »
I've been seeing this too--everyone has time on their hands, and they can't go to the gym, so they're out in the woods. For naturists, it's an unfortunate side effect of the current emergency. I don't suppose that the worrying conditions will make people any more accepting of nudity!

Free Range Naturism / Re: Favourite places for free range naturism
« on: April 05, 2020, 02:11:46 AM »
It's Wales all right. Notice the bilingual writing on the road!

General Naturism Discussion / Re: FRN During Lockdowns
« on: April 04, 2020, 05:46:00 PM »
Davie, I think you're absolutely right. Maybe it's the pioneer mentality, where people think they're the ones who have to fight off the bears, so they're not going to accept instructions from any "expert" on how to do it the right way. Or if they take any advice at all, they won't trust it unless it comes from some source they choose themselves, the more unorthodox the better.

Hence fad diets, lunatic religions, vaccination-will-make-your-children-autistic, conspiracies everywhere.

General Naturism Discussion / Re: FRN During Lockdowns
« on: April 03, 2020, 04:47:47 AM »
Bob, here are pictures and a video from New York. You can believe it's serious or not.

Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: April 03, 2020, 04:28:13 AM »
Umbrellas are pretty popular with European hikers. Here we are on the Naked European Walking Tour in 2014 (we must have been near buildings or something) and just look at them. Notice how Roland has attached his to one strap of his pack, solving the "ties up one of your hands" issue.

And what are you going to do when you're at the swimmin' hole on the Ompompanoosuc River in Thetford VT, and a sudden thunderstorm hits you, and you didn't expect to be away from the car long, so you haven't got rain gear with you, and the scene is like this?

You head off up the trail and enjoy it!

General Naturism Discussion / Re: FRN During Lockdowns
« on: April 02, 2020, 11:54:57 PM »
"I would tell them, "Always, always, always question authority." I got some trouble from that."

It sounds like one of those "Sound of one hand clapping" Zen exercises. Is that a koan?

I mean, if you tell the kids that, and they sit there silently, you've obviously failed. But if they protest, then they're being obedient and you've also failed. Only a truly enlightened person can resolve this.

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Nude at the White House.
« on: April 01, 2020, 11:11:37 PM »

Did you maybe miss something there, Bob?

Trip reports / Re: First naturist trip in the north this year!
« on: March 30, 2020, 05:00:15 PM »
The place we walked is a barrier beach. They're low-lying beaches, not backed by cliffs, and there aren't any interesting rock pools or fresh-water streams running down. You can enjoy looking at the waves, spot birds, dip your feet in the surf (briefly, this time of year) or have a good long walk on the firm sand. I won't name the place, because then if someone searched on the name, they might find this forum, and then they might say "People are going nude there? We've got to put a stop to that!" and there could be problems. At present the only rules they post regarding personal conduct are "Stay out of the dunes" and "No drones".

Nuduke, you might be living next door to another naturist. Have you tried exploring walking groups, ike the Naturist Ramblers? Of course, if your wife were to start grumbling about "You and your crazy nudist friends" then you might have more marital discord than ever. My wife actually likes my crazy nudist friends!

Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: March 29, 2020, 06:03:28 PM »
Sort of quoting myself from another board--

As they say in Arizona, if you go for a long walk without taking any food with you, when you get home, a manzanita.

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Model Railroading!
« on: March 29, 2020, 01:33:52 AM »
1 That story is from several years ago.

2 JBG, are you on Reddit? This item was mentioned there recently, and some guy using the name NaturistJohn said:

Look at the promotional video for Miniatur Wunderland, "a model railway and miniature airport attraction in Hamburg, Germany, and the largest of its kind in the world". They have some slightly bizarre stuff--it seems to be mostly around the middle of the video.

3 I hope you don't know what dogging is.

4 You might enjoy these pictures of the only nude beach within the city limits of Boston. It is sadly true that many nude beaches suffer from people misbehaving in various ways, but at this particular place, everyone is a model citizen.

Bay State Model Railroad Museum, 760 South St, Roslindale, MA 02131

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