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Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2019, 09:25:55 AM »
Lo siento, Nuduke.

DF says, "Ahh, that guy needs a hug."
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« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2019, 01:38:01 AM »
And someone to commiserate with while imbibing.
If I weren't so dang far away!

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Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2019, 06:11:05 PM »

That would be great, wouldn't it, Duane, if we could just go for a beer and a chinwag whenever the fancy took us!


Weather has calmed down to the usual grey drizzle.  Yesterday wife was out and the lawn needed mowing and the neighbour with a slight view on the garden was out so I had a beautiful naked mowing session with no need to keep glancing about for prying eyes.  It was pretty ideal naturism weather as far as I was concerned.  In the morning it had been very sunny but by the time I got round to the mower, it was clouding over.  But this creates a beautifully warm air temp, a little humid so no sunburn just comfortable on the skin.  But then the thunderstorm broke although we only saw the edge of it and rain was light.  Some 30 mins later I was back at the mower in the deliciously damp warm air, mulching my feet into the cut grass and enjoying the sensual pleasure of that combo.


My sun urticaria and insect bites have cleared up - only takes a couple or 3 days and helped by antihistamines and steroid cream on the bad bits and there have since been no further really sunny days to torture my epidermis with.  However, I've done so much sunbathing this year that I am slightly tanned on more of my body than ever before!  We are heading for nothing but an assortment of cloud and various strengths of rain over the coming week or so.  Lets hope we get better weather later in August.  The precious weeks of summer are receding quickly this year.
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Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2019, 01:51:06 AM »
I'm in training for some charity fund raising walks and me and the dog were out walking the hills for eight hours. At one point we had to walk alongside a field which overgrown and was a strip of nettles, broom and thistle. Only a couple on hundred yards but every part of my body, up to my neck, was scratched. The warmth was nice but sometimes the winter die back has its benefits.

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Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2019, 09:50:47 PM »
Ouch! I've had my fair share of scratches, but mostly from trying to find my way through dense Sitka Spruce plantings. If I saw anything that looked like a path through the trees I was in there, usually only to find it led nowhere. Good luck with the charity walks, you should be ready for it with all the walking you do!
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Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2019, 10:15:20 PM »
If you have a backpack, You can use it to plow through obstructions and minimize the scratches. Most of the prickery plants here (nearly all of them) can be carefully pushed back, which is slow, or circumnavigated.

It sounds like you went through a briar patch. You probably would gather a good scratch and ruin a pair of pants, if dressed. Your attire is more easily repaired and less expensive.
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Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2019, 10:43:46 PM »
The places I go every day or two call for long pants. Long sleeves are a little better than short, too. I think the term is bushwhacking, with the so-called trail (which is being generous) going through brush. Insects aren't that bad, though; much worse around the house, oddly enough.

Boots aren't really necessary but as I mentioned in my first post in this thread, I usually wade a creek once or twice on my walks. Well, yesterday I fell in! I was soaked and muddy on one side but not particularly bruised where I caught myself. Instead of wading, I was trying to make it across stepping on stones, which turned out to be slick. No great harm done, mainly because no one was watching and recording my feat. That was a first and it reinforces my assertion that falling is the biggest danger of being in the woods, even in the suburbs. The day before (Tuesday) I was kayaking not far away--didn't fall in! Got muddy anyway.

After a wet spell in the spring and early summer, the woods are starting to dry out, but the creek was as wet as ever.

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Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2019, 11:53:16 PM »
I'm in training for some charity fund raising walks and me and the dog were out walking the hills for eight hours. At one point we had to walk alongside a field which overgrown and was a strip of nettles, broom and thistle. Only a couple on hundred yards but every part of my body, up to my neck, was scratched. The warmth was nice but sometimes the winter die back has its benefits.

You have my sympathies! I was out yesterday on a path that in March was clear and passable, but I donít think anyoneís been down it since then. Shoulder high with everything, which included brambles and nettles. My legs, and a few other places, are testament to natureís revenge on the human race. I fought it for nearly half a mile before being able to find a parallel, unencumbered, path. But at least we donít have midges in the Cotswolds.
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Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2019, 07:30:06 AM »
No midges!?! I thought that they were all pervasive, inescapable.

Cotswolds sound better and better.
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Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2019, 01:11:14 PM »
Well, I am absolutely certain there are more mosquitos in my backyard than there are in the woods where I go walking. But the spiders in the woods make up the difference, all of which (whom?) place their webs face-high across the trail.

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Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2019, 02:19:10 PM »
No midges!?! I thought that they were all pervasive, inescapable.

Cotswolds sound better and better.
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Just as St Patrick banished the snakes from Ireland, so St George banished midges from England. They didnít go far, just into Scotland. A few get blown south now and then but not enough to worry about. Horse flies, on the other hand ....
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Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2019, 03:21:10 PM »
Do St. Andrew or St. David get credit for anything?

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Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2019, 05:23:56 PM »
St David leeked, St Andrew was beaten by the midges ...
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Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2019, 01:24:03 AM »
I got back from the hills after walking naked in the rain. It was sensual. I was only cold once i got dressed and my clothes became wet. My first charity walk is next Sunday (25 miles), two weeks later (26 miles) and finally a 14 miler over summits. Training will get me there

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Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
« Reply #29 on: August 06, 2019, 07:00:59 AM »
Yowitch, Hillwalker. I would prefer thorns to thistle or cactus. Thorns just scratch, the others hang around for a while reminding you of the encounter.

I donít push through catclaw. I circumvent. Tangling with that tree is about as beneficial with tangling with a cat. Other plants are more forgiving.

The only bugs I deal with are flies, but they donít swarm, just fly around for a bit. The desert isnít an environment that supports mosquitos, midges or other types of insects. Itís an upside.

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