We could enjoy a bright blue sky and temperature up to 34°C for the first hike of the Westphalian Naturist Catch-up Days, i.e. those naktivities, which we had to cancel last June due to bad weather conditions. And during the next days, it is going to be quite similar!
► Thu 25 Aug: Participant's report by Bruno [25 February 2017]
Bruno, one of the participants of the hike, gave us two more photos and remembers:
“25 August 2016 was a hot day. We had a happy get-together in the altogether. 15 km were enough for me. …
► Fri 26 Aug: Option to hike or to bike [26 August 2016]
Nude bike tour in the Münsterland
The 16 cyclists completed their planned route of 54 km with many breaks. In fact, up to 34°C and plenty of sun caused, that moving outdoors was exhausting, despite a lake offering an opportunity for refreshment in between.
At the end of the day, we met in the restaurant Kleines Kartoffelhaus in Altenberge. In the reserved room, it was also quite warm.
One of the female hikers came up with the idea to ask: “We are naturists, hiked or biked today in the buff. It is so warm inside – may we take our clothes off and have dinner in the nude?"
We got permission! It was very delightful, to enjoy the exquisite dishes without clothes: quite like at home!
Nude in the restaurant Kleines Kartoffelhaus
[en: Little Potato-House]
The wide-open windows of that room directly opening to a street in the centre of Altenberge (approx 10.000 inhabitants) were closed a little bit after a while, as well as the door between the room and the main restaurant area, so that a lot of people saw us undressing or being nude at our table in the restaurant.
Between that extra room and a neighbouring one, there is a door with a lot of tiny glasses in its upper part. People in that room also noticed our undressing and then were puzzled, when they saw some of us going dressed to the toilet – the only requirement by the landlady to be fulfilled.
Later, she served us herself and asked us for permission to take a souvenir photo …
► Fri 26 Aug: Participant's report by Thomas [24 January 2017]
Addendum 24 January 2017:
Thomas has sent a participant's report to us concerning
his first hike in the buff on 26 August 2016.
In the course of time, the desire, to leave the domestic area and to experience the environment in the nude as you do quite naturally like a clothed human being, grew.
With the so-called Westfälische Naturisten-Tage (WNT) [en: Westphalian Naturist Days], nude hikes and bicycle tours were offered on several consecutive days, e.g.:
So, I registered myself at short notice and received after a few days detailed information. A very professionally designed PDF file (by the WNT initiators Mic and Rainer) provided me with all the necessary information and gave me an absolutely serious impression.
My questions about the event were always answered promptly and precisely.
This looked perfectly, because encounters with clothed people could certainly not be avoided, but should not happen too often from my point of view.
I wanted to approach the topic of nude hiking carefully, preferably through positive reactions and experiences.”
You may read the entire report by Thomas
“Meine erste Nacktwanderung” as PDF.
► Sat 27 Aug: 16 or 23 km hiking in the nude [27 August 2016]
Hiking in the buff
Several people, who probably did not know or could not classify nude hiking activities, called the police, so we had a visit of a police patrol in between.
After 16 km, the hiking group reached the recreation place for the second time, and after the break, 4 hikers decided to take care of their tired feet or calves. They drove back by car, while the others continued their hike as planed for another 7 km.
► Sun 28 Aug: Nude hiking and track swimming [28 August 2016]
At Bockholter Berge
Up to 32°C air temepreture. Last night's thunderstorm had increased humidity. You already started to sweat in the morning. A slope-free part of the hike ran over a few km along the Dortmund-Ems-Kanal We welcomed the water for cooling down and swimming.
Before driving home, we went in Gimbte to the restaurant Deutscher Herd [en: German Kitchen Stove] and enjoyed classic German dishes – and also some of delicious ice cream cups.