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Davie

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #525 on: November 24, 2017, 01:45:59 PM »
I've been out across the fields a few times and once up to Axe Edge Moor in the Peak District. I had to get dresed uo there when a squall came with strong wind and driving rain. The air temperature was already only about 3 degs. C. Sometimes safety comes first. Nudity should never trump common sense. It was a shame but the time I was naked was wonderful.

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #526 on: November 29, 2017, 06:10:40 PM »

Nigel,
Lovely to hear from you.
You are fortunate to have a club so close to work.  Presumably that was by accident rather than design, but knowing a little of your committed naturist lifestyle, it makes me wonder of design hadn't got something to do with it.  Is it a club I would recognise the name of?


It's nice to hear you are at least partially joining the ranks of the retired.  I can recommend it!


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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #527 on: November 29, 2017, 06:50:04 PM »

By the way,
I came across a cold gin-clear night on Monday and tested my contention that these are conditions I love to air-bathe in.  On that particular night around midnight. 2.1 deg C and about 6-7mph wind, 8.1% RH I was shivering almost as soon as I got out!  It wasn't at all as I have experienced it before in the still crisp cold, staring up at the bright pinpricks of stars in the velvet heavens and revelling in the sharp chill on the skin, yet not shivering or uncomfortable for quite a time.  I think the damp and the low but not frosty temperature plus a significant air movement...plus the fact that I had been textile in hot rooms all day made my tolerance a bit low that day!  I was shivering badly and not really enjoying the dark, peace and splendour of the heavens so I went back inside after probably less than 2 mins outside, with gratitude for the resumed warmth!


I'll report back after we have had a really frosty night. :)


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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #528 on: November 29, 2017, 10:05:28 PM »

Nigel,
Lovely to hear from you.
You are fortunate to have a club so close to work.  Presumably that was by accident rather than design, but knowing a little of your committed naturist lifestyle, it makes me wonder of design hadn't got something to do with it.  Is it a club I would recognise the name of?


It's nice to hear you are at least partially joining the ranks of the retired.  I can recommend it!


John

The only trouble is that the more you get involved at work the more they want!

I'm currently a member of Spielplatz, so you will certainly have heard of it! Yes, accident, I've worked in Hemel Hempstead since 1984.

We should meet up again sometime. That day at Abbey House was 7 years ago now.

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #529 on: November 29, 2017, 10:53:17 PM »
November was filled with hot days. It rained only once. Alas, I haven’t  done but one significant hike. Thanksgiving, I treaded up into my familiar Tortolita Mountains to find the correct rock to sit and lay and give thanks and look for vision. I was not disappointed, but not a trip report.

I discovered that there are moves to cut people off from that area…but that is local politics. If  can get around there naked in stealth, then I can avoid any other hassles.

The rest of the month, I spent with only a few jaunts to Havarock and some jogging when the new neighbor wasn’t at home.
One day, I had heard a backhoe, went to investigate, saw him driving off and the backhoe quiet. He had cleared the road of stray rock. I went for a nude run back and forth on the road. While up on the hill, looking out across the valley, I saw him coming back. This gave me the conviction to cross the raw desert without trail to Havarock from there. It is no straight line, I had to edge past needles and zig zag and back track in the thick desert growth on uneven hillsides.

As I climbed up a hill, there were sounds of large animals. Two razorback javalinas were above me, grunting and groaning and acting challenging in defense of my intrusion. These two boys have gotten huge for javalinas. There was no going back for me. I had to get around a large prickly area to continue, which had me maybe 20 feet from one of them. He backed off and ran away when I didn’t scare to his bluff.

I’ve been of course naked around and in house, and out sunning.

I cut firewood and then hosted a sweat with DF a few days later. A couple of friends came by to sing and drum in the sweat. We all took a walk out the trail as the sun began to set. They are the city folk that I have mentioned in other posts that had seen deer, and javaline for the first time, the last time I was their guide.

This time, we while wandered on the trail, we spotted ten quail on the top of the nearby ridge. A few were calmly sitting on branches of a dead cholla’s skeleton. We stopped cold at the sight, not but maybe a 12 or 15 feet away. Quail are generally more skittish, but they just sat and posed for us, making their sweet quail chattering in seeming discussion, for several minutes. It was a beautiful sight in with the gorgeous color and character in these golden granite formations. Behind them and off to the east the Catalina Mountains were changing color as the sun went down, from golden orange, to deeper orange. It was a magnificent backdrop. Suddenly, something spooked them and they burst into flight simultaneously, fluttering and then gliding in formation into the brush below us, where we had just come from.

We decided to climb up to where they had been on the bare rock surface and watch the world’s display react to the suns warm beams. It was now too late to get to Havarock. We sat quietly atop this ridge, occasionally pointing out something wondrous. Then, as if on cue, three female deer bounded from down by my house. Something was spooking them, too. They are amazing to watch as they jump gracefully from one spot to another over the thick low cactus and bushes. Each would move in the same manner as the one before it, when it would come to the same obstacle, triplets. The city folk, wide eyed, were exclaiming awe.
 It is such an incredible world to be in. All of this nature and visual amazement and feeling the rock beneath me, feeling the love for the girl that I was with inside of me, as the air cooling in the shadows crept upon us.

I stood and felt the sun’s beams once more before they departed for the day. Down on the jeep trail by the new neighbor’s house, a woman was following her black dog. They had been the source of the animal’s ruckus that provided our entertainment. I waited, deciding if she might chance to see me up on top of this rise as clearly as I could see her and contemplating if that would matter. She turned away, her back to us, her eyes distracted by her dog. She had missed all of this in exchange for her bond with a black lab’s sense of pack.

We headed back as it was getting dark in the dusk, only the top tips of the Catalinas were capped with the now deep red-orange tint of the sun.

By the time that we arrived back at the sweat lodge, the air had become much cooler. The heat from the cozy sweltering structure was comforting and welcoming on our naked skin. I lit the candelabra; we poured water over the rocks and cedar scent. An Indian keyboarded flute was played, a sweet feminine voice chanted familiar kirtan. I picked up a large plastic water bottle and played it as a drum with its deep resonate tone. Fingers tapped on wood in rhythm.

The reason that a full month with such a wonderful weather has been squandered, is that I took a part-time job which circumstance has made more than part-time. The other factor is that DF’s refugee daughter from Puerto Rico’s hurricane devastation has had difficulty adjusting and has needed most of DF’s spare time and support.

DF’s situation is stressful. Seeing her mother walking naked in her home, her daughter asked, “What are you a nudist?” DF replied, “Yes and I’m usually nude around the house.” The daughter doesn’t like to see her mother naked. DF now has to announce that she is naked, or the daughter acts freaked out. DF is trying to get along. DF was quick to pull her dress over her head and lie naked with me in the sun when she was able to come and sweat. I’m doing my best to be patient. Well, it is her decision to give in her own home.

The last pair of days of this month will be cooler and I have developed a cold and scratchy throat in a body that must now be rested. Perhaps tomorrow, I’ll get out and get vitamin D therapy and feel some warm sunlight while I nurse my health.
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #530 on: November 30, 2017, 10:07:57 PM »

Quote from: nib
[font=]That day at Abbey House was 7 years ago now[/font]
Good grief! Time doesn't fly...it whizzes away uncontrollably!
It would be nice to meet at Spielplatz.  That locale has been one of my ambitions to visit. That will have to wait until the spring at least, though until it opens to visitors again.  I am a fairly hefty drive away.  Still, its something to plan for.
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #531 on: December 02, 2017, 03:54:44 PM »
a few gales and the leaves fly off the hedges leaving most of our garden in view of the lane.
never mind the highlight of novvember was a week in fuerteventura,  3rd time weve stopped at this complex , jan this year and november last year,   5th time on the island in 2 years.
down for breakfast a 8am then a 5 min hike down to the beach, settled in a stone circle and mrs in the sea by 8.45.    when the mrs returns i have a quick dip  then a 15 minute walk to the right down the beach, only decision is whether to bother wearing my glasses or not, without i can have another quick dip before walking back to the stone circle  , then a snooze or a bit of a read before anothr dip and a walk 15 minutes to the left along the beach, repeat the process til somwhere arround 1pm then dress and return to the apartment for lunch.
the afternoon we tend to laze on the patio, either reading or playing games on the tablet.
usually find the energy about 4pm for a stroll down the beach , either walk down to the beach in a tan through beach wrap and sandals or if no lunchtime vino drive down the gravel track to the beach car park where we can leave everything including foorwear ( except my hat with the zipped pocket for the car key) in the boot of he car whilst we have an hours stroll along the beach.
the thing that struck me this time was the number of naked  females that were strolling along the beach all day, usually it seems  its predominatly a naked male passtime with the females tending to sunbathe and paddle without wandering, but this time there were women wandering along either in pairs or even singly.

one morning whilst on my 15 minute left hand wander i did a rough count and reckon there was arround 400 people on that stretch of beach. with roughly half not bothering with any clothing.

once xmas is out the way we'll book for late jan or early feb.

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #532 on: December 02, 2017, 06:21:49 PM »
AAAHHHHH.....

Glad to hear that women are feeling liberated within and safe from rudeness to stroll naked on a beach. I had no idea that that didn't happen on such beaches. I haven't attended them in years. On a beach with such numbers, I'd figure that a lone woman, clothed or not, would be trailed by a line of suitors. It should be a goal and social gauge for the "Me Too's" to be able to stroll naked. I'd like to know these women's experience. I'd like to know if the way that they are treated is different for the swim attired compared the nude. Were these young as well as the matured? I wonder if it is a trend or a fluke of the crowd and the week? You'll have to get down there as often as possible and give a report on the progress and your observance of the sociology. ;)...I wonder if I applied for a grant to study that, and if I could get payed to do it???.....
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #533 on: December 03, 2017, 01:02:18 AM »
Along those lines JB.  I was out at De Anza Springs last weekend.  Hike report to follow.  Anyway after my hike I showered and went to the hot tub by the pool area for a soak.  The place was fairly empty, two others in the tub with me.  As I sat down I noticed a middle aged woman on a lounger across the pool catching the final afternoon rays.  She was lying on her back in full spread eagle fashion.  I think only at a place like De Anza Springs where almost everyone is nude can a woman be so relaxed, comfortable and safe that she can just enjoy the sun like that and no one will bother her.  What with all the groping stories going around I'd say nudist resorts and naturists venues are a lot safer and more respectful than show business, political or academic venues

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #534 on: December 15, 2017, 01:47:50 PM »

This month I've been testing the crisp night stroll in the garden problem.
As you may recall, I professed to like a stroll in the garden late at night or (rarely) early morning when the temp was freezing and the air still and the sky glittering with stars.  However, I reported 29th Nov below that on one occasion recently I found those conditions hard to stand in for very long due to feeling the cold, shivering etc.


I have 3 further research forays since to report
1) Sunny cold day (30-35F), damp air - after I had been toting fire logs into the house.  Stood outside naked and really enjoyed the experience this time and could have stayed out longer than I did (did a bit of naked yoga too).  Put this down to the fact that I had been warmed up by the exercise carrying logs.
2) Similar conditions to 1) and again tolerated the cold well and felt good.  Wearing shoes
3) About 40F, light breeze, cloudy night, after light snow and rain.  That felt more uncomfortable but no shivering reflex but really didn't want to linger long in it.  Footwear taken off.  Able to tolerate walking on flagstones and grass for a few minutes (probably only 2 or 3).
So I think my shivery experience of 27th Nov was more the exception than the rule.


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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #535 on: December 15, 2017, 07:30:28 PM »
I find that it doesn't take much breeze at all. Still air is wonderful to freezing and somewhat below.

Further anecdotal experience:

To keep moving, or to have been moving makes cold comfortable. Getting out of a sauna, which gets the blood rolling, can make cold irrelevant, for a pretty good while. Getting back into a warm place from the cold makes warm feel more warm. The contrast going in and out hot/cold/hot is enjoyable.

Moister makes comfort last a lesser time, hot to cold. But a hot jaccuzzi to sub-freezing air makes for steaming bodies that look like they are on fire, smoking.

Warm to hot is wonderful for naked.

Attitude, belief, or expectation has much to do with the comfort of being nude in the cold. Taking a deep breath and relaxing before stepping outside, rather than tensing up with shock makes a difference.

When my bare feet meet cold concrete, my whole body will get cold sooner. When I wear flip flops I'm insulated and I stay with comfort nude in cold much longer. Unless I exercise, my bareffot all over doesn't work out as well.

Gathering wood for a nice warm fire and sitting next to it is wonderful stuff when nude.
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