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Free Range Naturism / Re: It’s better naked - who knew?
« Last post by Bob Knows on October 09, 2020, 05:26:41 PM »
Research published in the Journal of Sex Research.

And we're always told getting naked is not about sex. 
Free Range Naturism / It’s better naked - who knew?
« Last post by Peter S on October 09, 2020, 02:30:39 PM »

Serious article about some some serious research that proves what we already knew.
Trip reports / A few short trips
« Last post by John P on October 09, 2020, 04:33:42 AM »
I've been accumulating photos from several activities over the last few weeks, where there aren't enough from any one trip to make up a decent sized report for this site. I'm combining them together in a single page, so the continuity is a little confusing. The first one was "The world's shortest canoe camping trip" where I paddled my camping gear a hundred yards across an inlet which I could have walked around. But the point of hauling the boat in (a lot more than 100 yards!) was to do some cruising around the lake, a former reservoir, no longer used for water supply. I did some minor exploring using the lake as a base. This was done with my solo boat, as opposed to the bigger boat that I use for shared trips.

If you want to see what happened to the old Strathmore mill, it was like this:

Then a couple of pictures for a challenge on a Facebook group, "Naturism on stairs". After thinking I had nothing to contribute, I found an old stairway in an outdoor location which I walked to after visiting the celebrated Walden Pond.

Next some canoeing with my dear wife, who tolerates my naturist antics without usually joining in. But this time we did do some skinny-dippin'! No, no illustrations available.

Then a couple of swims in a pond close to home in the Boston suburbs. I'm experimenting on myself to see how late in the year I can (a) enjoy swimming and (b) force myself to swim even when I no longer enjoy it. So far (a) still applies.

And last, a couple of pictures from a hike I did in central Massachusetts, looking north to Mt Watatic and the hills in southern New Hampshire. I have a new gadget to clamp my phone onto a mini-tripod which I can strap into a tree, so a new toy to play with!

Arrived at the lake, hoping to see a nice sunset, but the forest fires in the west made the sky hazy.

I was also hoping for a clear night with a sky full of stars, but that didn’t happen either.

I did cruise around the lake, once in daylight and twice at night.

Next day, a naturist friend came in to visit, and we had a swim. After that, I went out to visit the ruins of the Strathmore Paper mill in the town of Russell.

After sitting abandoned for 20 years, the mill finally burned down earlier this year.

My camp site on the shore of the lake.

View from my tent.

Sitting by the camp fire, sipping a “Country driver”, my own invention combining the concepts of Country Time + screwdrivers.

Next morning, ready to depart with the boat loaded.

Two pictures taken in the distinguished town of Concord MA, where the “Shot heard round the world” was fired.

I did these for the Canadian Naturists group on Facebook, which is why they’re censored.

Another trip, and this was an attempt at using a canoe paddle as a selfie stick—fail!

Naturism is re-creating Eden, only this time we can eat all the apples we want.

My wife took this picture while standing on the shore. She says she can’t turn around to take pictures while sitting in the boat.

The next few pictures are from a location near home called Wright’s Pond, which has walking trails and a public beach.

Here’s the public beach, which is officially closed for the season but still getting a few visitors as the leaves change color.

Water temperaure is down to the low 60s, but on a reasonably warm day, it’s still possible to enjoy swimming.

I’ve discovered that there’s access to the shore at a certain point which isn’t visible from many other places!

Finally a couple of pictures from a place called Mt Hunger, on the Midstate Trail in central Massachusetts.

Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Last post by nuduke on October 08, 2020, 11:51:05 PM »
Congratulations on taking the plunge into retirement, Ric!  But beware!  So many of us retired old codgers are equally busy in retirement as when we were at work! Difference is most of it is recreation these days - hooray!

Despite that, this month I'm thoroughly depressed and P****d off for a number of reasons, not least that the autumn has now arrived after a lovely bit of late summer weather.  Almost everything I've tried to do in the last couple of weeks has, one way or another gone sour, not worked, been a pain, caused mare ballsaching tedious work etc etc.  Going through a bad patch and venting it on you guys!  Thanks, I feel 2% better for that!

Oh well, onwards to October and more need to be dressed.  Ho hum.

Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Last post by Bob Knows on October 06, 2020, 04:51:17 PM »
Sounds good Ric.  Glad you are able to cut back on work.   Have you ever just bicycled past the dog walkers without covering up?   Even a "tan through" beach wrap is a hassle to put on and off every time someone is seen. 
Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Last post by ric on October 06, 2020, 01:58:16 PM »
after the washout that was august in the uk it was nice to get back to some dry weather...i  pretty much muddled along naked a s normal where possible both at home and when in clients gardens.

the only exception is that i have finally got round to a bit of cycling.  if i turn right out the front gate, past three neighbours  then the tarmac lane turns into a rough stone bridle way for half a mile or so before becoming tarmac to lead dowm to the back of the next village, theres a side track that does a circle though fields and along the edge of the woods   .. generally visibiity is good so you can spot the dog walkers and tractors a fair way away.   ive been riding 4 times now , bit over half an hour each time.  started off using my tan through swim shorts to start and finish past the neighbours and when sighting dog walkers.  but have now settled on the tan though beach wrap...its more comfortable to wear than the shorts and easier to put on and off.    if theres a lot of other traffic it can stay on as the next best thing to total nudity .

ive also made the decision to stop working completely.  we were intending to slowdown and downsize but still keep the workshop and paddock/veg  garden.   but the decisions been made to have a complete change downsize into our ex rental property in the village.  garden is miniscule and overlooked, but planting shrubs  and fruit bushes will give some secluded seating areas and the lack of work will mean next year ill actually have oodles more time to walk, cycle and even go to the beach.  and short spells of gardening in a tan through beach wrap isnt actually too much of a hardship.

if the next 12 months goes anywhere near to plan well be happy.....never know might even be able to get back to fuerteventura for winter sun next winter....dont look like its happening this one.

Trip reports / Re: Cantal
« Last post by jmf on October 05, 2020, 09:04:47 PM »
Yes, it's Bernard, always like himself, the first to undress and the last to get dressed and always with his red headband.
Trip reports / Re: Newt 2021 - Naked European Walking Tour
« Last post by John P on October 05, 2020, 05:08:26 PM »
Got my flu shot last week, with similar motivations.
Trip reports / Re: Cantal
« Last post by John P on October 05, 2020, 05:06:31 PM »
Lovely pictures, and it's good to hear about naturists and textiles mingling together--nudity just being accepted as a choice of clothing--and meeting clothed people along the way without problems.

Also two things I recognize--that bridge, one of Gustave Eiffel's designs I assume (guess what else Monsieur Eiffel designed). And the gentleman with the red headband--c'est Bernard! I've met him on the Naked European Walking Tour twice.

The weather seems to have been cool but bearable, if you were moving around.
Trip reports / Re: Cantal
« Last post by nuduke on October 04, 2020, 10:26:00 PM »
Excellent!  Tolerant and friendly encounters.  That's what every encounter should be!
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