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Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Last post by jaybirdsen on August 20, 2018, 11:32:18 PM »
JB, regarding your post a few pages ago about moving from country into suburb with walls around.  That is my situation.  We have 7 foot walls and on one side a double wall on the side yard to shield the pool filter and an alley in the back.  It is pretty private yet the neighborhood is changing. Older residents moving out and their houses getting flipped or people just re-modeling what they have.  One guy bought a house across the street and built a two story monster with balconies in front.  A tilted patio umbrella near the side yard keeps most of the yard private.  One morning I went out to change the birdbath water and looked up and saw roofers on the house two doors down. 
The house behind us across the alley recently sold.  The new owner has put in a new fence on top of a new retaining wall which elevates the yard.  People coming and going through the gate can see into our backyard.  I have to check if the gate is open or closed before moving around much out back.  The other day I was vacuuming the pool standing near the back wall so no one could see me.  My wife walked out on the patio and said there had been a woman at the gate looking at our back yard.
I realized that she may have seen my reflection in house windows. Oh well. 
I can't wait until all these projects are done and I can get my naturist sanctuary back.  The garden won't take care of itself you know.
Free Range Naturism / Re: My book
« Last post by jmf on August 20, 2018, 09:08:34 AM »
Thank you John for this appreciation of my photos and your translation in french. I made this book to keep a paper record of my hikes, because I tell myself that a website can disappear at any time. Paper is still a value!

For the translations, I'm using now which seems more accurate than Google.
Free Range Naturism / Re: My book
« Last post by nuduke on August 20, 2018, 12:45:12 AM »

I just had a look at your book and recalled some of the pictures that you posted on TSNS a few years ago and particularly the breath-taking beauty of some of the mountain top locations and rugged countryside that you hiked to.  Thank you once again for sharing your fabulous work.

Et maintenant en francais avec reconnaissance
Google Translate:
Je viens de jeter un coup d’œil à votre livre et de rappeler certaines des photos que vous avez postées sur TSNS, en particulier la beauté à couper le souffle de certains des sites montagneux et de la campagne accidentée dans laquelle vous avez marché. Merci encore d'avoir partagé votre fabuleux travail.
Trip reports / Re: De Anza Springs visit and day trip report
« Last post by nuduke on August 20, 2018, 12:25:05 AM »

Nice report, Jaybirdsen
Yes!  Do the research on attaching pictures!  It's not easy.  I myself have had endless trouble trying to attach a picture that doesn't act as a link through to my photo repository.  I don't want everyone dabbling in my albums!  Embedding is the route to go.  This works for me sometimes and not others.  Can't think why.  I've tried putting my pictures on flickr but either the pictures link through to my flickr site or after adjusting the privacy settings they are so private that nobody can see them!  If I post a picture nowadays it's an embed from a MS Onedrive repository of pictures.

Trip reports / Re: Maverick Spring: Part II
« Last post by nuduke on August 20, 2018, 12:18:25 AM »

I can never judge from the pictures how intrepid you too are Jbee and DF.
What I mean is that your hikes often seem so far away from civilisation and safety if there is an emergency. Also that you now have such a facility for taking just the right kit, water and food to sustain your several day outings that one imagines you really do get lost in nature.  But equally, as in this report, a very good one by the way, you encounter others on the trails quite frequently, and there are car parks and warden rangers, which suggests a less intrepid distance from the nearest contact with the 'normal' world.  Could you perhaps flesh out a few remarks about how isolated you do get, e.g. about how far away you get from the road that brought you to the location or the distance between your furthest point in a hike from your encampment?

I agree with Blue Train, there are some good pictures in this report.

Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Last post by nuduke on August 19, 2018, 11:13:37 PM »

Blimey, Norman
What a great shame we didn't get to meet after all these years of corresponding.  That would have been cool.
Are you a regular attender?  It was my first time but by no means my last, I trust.  Maybe we could rendezvous at a future Sleaford Swim?
Are you based in Lincolnshire?
PM me to make arrangements possibly?
Photography / Re: What equipment do you use?
« Last post by jmf on August 19, 2018, 05:13:52 PM »
After forty years of carrying heavy Pentax, Canon or Nikon cameras with their lenses and flashes, I am now happy to use a much lighter Fuji XE1 hybrid camera or an Olympus TG4 compact waterproof camera.
Free Range Naturism / My book
« Last post by jmf on August 18, 2018, 05:58:50 PM »
From my blog posts, I published a book that includes the stories of my naked hikes in the Alps. The text is in French, but it is illustrated with some three hundred photos in which I tried to relate the person(s) with the surrounding landscapes. It is published on the Blurb self-publication platform.
Much of the book is available at:
Free Range Naturism / Week of naked hike in France
« Last post by jmf on August 18, 2018, 05:50:15 PM »
We have planned a week of naturist hiking in France in the Pyrenees from 22 to 29 September. If anyone is interested, there are a few places left. Naturist accommodation also in an isolated gîte.
Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Last post by BlueTrain on August 17, 2018, 08:02:21 PM »
Doing all the right things to fit in and be successful and to "make something of yourself" hasn't really changed much. Your resumé has to include your whole life. Or as they say in the military for ambitious officers on the way up, it's "getting your ticket punched."

I was in the army for three years myself, so I understand some of that. One of my wife's cousins' (she only had three) husband was very good at getting his ticket punched; he retired as a three-star general in the Air Force. I went to both his promotion ceremony and his retirement ceremony. I'd been in the company of generals before but not that many. My late father-in-law also served, my father did and so did my son and son-in-law. Coincidentally, both my father and my son took their basic training the same place I did.
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