[at-l] Nekid hiking

Jim Bullard jim.bullard at gmail.com
Mon Jun 27 21:05:53 CDT 2011

There's an awful lot of "leading stomachs" in that photo.

Jim Bullard

On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 9:31 PM, South Walker <southwalker at windstream.net>wrote:

>   The Periscope Post
> Still not booked a summer holiday? Bored of sitting on the beach reading a
> good book to the sound of gently breaking waves? Fancy something a little
> different, a little more adventurous? How’s about nudist hiking in Germany?
> *Worldcrunch*, a new global-news site that translates underreported
> stories in foreign languages into English, has flagged up the surge in
> interest in nudist hiking<http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2076783,00.html?xid=newsletter-weekly>first reported by German
> newspaper *Tages Anzeiger* <http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/>.
> Germany’s first nudist hiking trail opened in Dankerode in May last year
> and it’s been an instant hit and even won the approval of the local mayor,
> who is keen to attract more tourists.
> “We are careful,” a hiker told *Tages Anzeiger*, and noted that when he
> came across a group of people celebrating a religious service in a field he
> “conscientiously” hid his privates with a scarf, something he carries for
> just such occasions. “You quickly wrap it around yourself and all conflict
> is avoided” the hiker said.
> But there are a few raining on the nude hiking parade: “The brains behind
> the endeavour is a nearby campsite owner who had hoped the novel trail would
> bring him more paying guests … Integrating the naturist trail and the
> family-oriented campsite proved more difficult than anticipated for the
> owner, whose initial enthusiasm soon gave way to concern. Instead of trying
> to draw nude hikers as customers, he found himself telling them to give his
> campsite a wide berth.”
> “Even among backers of the birthday-suit lifestyle, nude hiking can be a
> prickly issue. The president of the German naturists’ association called
> naked hikers ‘neurotics and psychopaths.’” Assuming *Wordcrunch* hasn’t
> goofed on the translation that’s a pretty damning verdict.
> Jim
> ”Ain’t but three things in this world that’s worth a solitary dime, old
> dogs and children and watermelon wine.”
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