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Nocturnal Free Hike

November 19, 2020 in Uncategorized

I was alone and naked in the dark. Only the stars were seeing me. I just felt close to God.

Now the rain and cold started

October 20, 2020 in Lifestyle

It was just in time that I hade a week in the sun two weeks ago.  Now I am having such a different weather...

Another boring day ahead…

October 13, 2020 in Lifestyle

 

Last week I had my vacation. East part of the Algarve, next to Spain. The summer was still there.

working from home blues…

October 13, 2020 in Art, Lifestyle

Returned from my week vacation on the seaside (southeast Portugal, the Algarve) i returned to my "working from home" blues.

After two months of working from home..

May 18, 2020 in Naktiv

After two months of working from home I realized that I have put on some weightmy beard has grown and I am fedup with confinements, lockdowns and masks. I think the best way to prevent being infected is to go nude outside. Everyone will start runny from you, so you'll keep the "social distance". Did not try it, thought.

Naturism, blogging, lockdown and Salem.

April 22, 2020 in Philosophy, Political, Protest

I think this is one of the few blogs a I have made. I don´t like it anymore. I used to be a very active blogger in the 2000, focused in politics mainly. But somehow it started to get on my nerves.

Blogging is somehow restricted. You have to follow a certain format, you have to write in a certain way... I was interested in blogging when I have some hope in becoming a real writer or at least a web commentator or something. But this wish just vanished.

Now that my favourite (at least one of my favourite) sites on naturism just changed to this strictly form of interaction, I have pulled back.

Blogging means something to say or to write. My fascination with naturism is the nature itself and I believe that the pictures talk to themselves.

I am not talking about only "people naked", but in fact the smooth balance between our naked bodies and nature. We are supposed to be like this in nature.

So this blogging platform rule is like having to wear clothes in the nature. It makes me think before writing, making phrases with meaning, makes me to make sense, but to make sense is something you do to others, not to yourself. Ourselves are canvas that resemble Leonardo da Vinci for us, but it can be pure Kandinsky to others.

With this blogging platform I feel like wanting to do a William Turner  painting from a Mondrian one. It is a kind of lockdown.

Talking about lockdown, it turns me down.

I have never imagined the size of this. This scares me. One of my favourite books is "1984" by George Orwell. I think all this thing can be described as an Orwellian attempt to our liberties. What I realize is that, if the motif is believed to be fair ("We are the world", "Save the planet") people are willing to luckily put themselves in confinement. Even worse, they will start to denounce others that are not fullfilling the rules.

All people that still want to preserve a little freedom will be treated as the "Witches from Salem". Coincidentally, in the story, all the killings were fueled by pure scare.

This scares me.

 

Naturist soul

February 11, 2020 in Lifestyle, Philosophy

I consider myself naturist, but I have find it difficult to deal with in real world. Naturism is connected to nature, so I cannot really say that it fits well in a modern world we live in. The clothes emerged from a way to protect from us from weather, shame, to something that symbolizes our file and rank in the society. Adding to this, and the growing cities and population to millions, it made possible to urban engineers to calculate even less private space for people in communal places, buildings or mainly in the means of transportations we use. You cannot use a metro in the rush hour without the protection of clothes, otherwise you are being invasive to other's people body, or being invaded. T

modern world was not "designed" for unclothed people.  The best frame for naturism is in the wild, far or deserted places.

Ditto, "social naturism" is something I have a relation with love and hate. While I like to be with others in a natural setting doing a pic nic or telling stories around the fire,  when I am walking I prefer to do it alone. It is the only way to get out of your small talk, your everyday thoughts and start thinking in the reality you are in. I feel an urge to be at distance, only hearing the murmur of a stream, the hush hush of the winds and the roaring of a cascade or waves.

In the process you start to feel somehow a kind of enlightenment. Specially if you believe in God. Even if you don't, you cannot escape the feeling that the world is beautiful and it is like made to be witnessed by ours souls as a whole.

That is why  souls are represented naked in heavens. We don't need them there. Naturism for me is a way to connect with our inner souls and the core of what is conscience.

Azores

Naturist (almost) visit to the abandoned village of Drave

August 5, 2019 in Uncategorized

Last saturday I decided to walk a little further my usual spot. I went to a walk from a small village on the mountains just south of Porto called "Regoufa" to an abandoned village called "Drave". To get to the first village it takes 1,5 hours by car. After, you have to walk a little more 3km through the mountains to reach the final destination.

I did not plan to make a naturist walk, but since I have known that "Drave" is abandoned for more than a century and there is no electricity, mobile phones connections and water supply, maybe would have much people in the trail, so I could make it naked.

The first leg of the trail I was behind a group that I have been trailing most of the car travel, cause they were going in two cars for the exact destination. I was hoping they were going elsewhere, but they decided to make the same trail... So, the climbing part is a little hard until you get a point that you can see most of the path.

I have waited them to take a left turn on the top of the first mount to take my clothes off. When i reached the top, I saw that another group was starting down below and they can easily see that I was walking naked, so I put on my shorts and started walking faster. Occasionally I passed the first group but I could not take much distance to re-start my naked walk. Only at few metres from the village, I saw that the path was clean and mostly secluded from the view behind and from the village, so I took my shorts off again. Just to put them on again in a few metres.

When I entered the village, it was superpopullated with a national gatherings of boys scouts groups. So, I could'nt be naked as planned. The village was build in the joining point of two mountain peaks, they were built all in chalkboard stones, with the exception of the church in white. In the middle of the village there is a river that descends from the mount and forms many natural ponds on its way. Unfortunately the bigger one was crowded by young scouts and other people, so it will be hard to have my deserved skinny diping.

So I decided to walk a little through the village and then walked up along in the river. After some time I found a perfect spot for my skinny diping. I took my clothes off, and took a dive in the secluded pool. Ate my sandwich and some fruits and refill my bottle of water with the pure water from the river.

I was in my second skinny diping when, I heard some noise. When I look above I saw a man reaching my point with no time to put my shorts on. He was with his girlfriend and It seemed they decided to climb along the river. When I saw them I stood up and said something like "sorry for being naked, but it is too hot". They don´t care about it and while I tried to cover myself she asked me what was there up along the river, as I was not nude. I answered and they proceeded with no problems.

I stayed a little further, explored the down the river, took more dips (but with my shorts on cause the placed was crowded) and eventually met the group I passed along the way bathing (clothed) in one of the lower swimming holes along the river.

Later, I decided to go back to the original village to take my car and return to Porto. I decided to do it before 3:30 pm so it was very hard to bump into people that would be coming to the village at that time, and it was a little early for the people still in the village to start the pilgrimage back to the bigger village. Maybe I could return naked...

And it was like this. I walked back most of the 3km in a naked walk. Only met people about 100 m from my destination point.  I could see them before they saw me, so I could manage to put my shorts on before passing them.

It was a great time.

Naturist (almost) visit to the abandoned village of Drave

August 5, 2019 in Uncategorized

Last saturday I decided to walk a little further my usual spot. I went to a walk from a small village on the mountains just south of Porto called "Regoufa" to an abandoned village called "Drave". To get to the first village it takes 1,5 hours by car. After, you have to walk a little more 3km through the mountains to reach the final destination.

I did not plan to make a naturist walk, but since I have known that "Drave" is abandoned for more than a century and there is no electricity, mobile phones connections and water supply, maybe would have much people in the trail, so I could make it naked.

The first leg of the trail I was behind a group that I have been trailing most of the car travel, cause they were going in two cars for the exact destination. I was hoping they were going elsewhere, but they decided to make the same trail... So, the climbing part is a little hard until you get a point that you can see most of the path.

I have waited them to take a left turn on the top of the first mount to take my clothes off. When i reached the top, I saw that another group was starting down below and they can easily see that I was walking naked, so I put on my shorts and started walking faster. Occasionally I passed the first group but I could not take much distance to re-start my naked walk. Only at few metres from the village, I saw that the path was clean and mostly secluded from the view behind and from the village, so I took my shorts off again. Just to put them on again in a few metres.

When I entered the village, it was superpopullated with a national gatherings of boys scouts groups. So, I could'nt be naked as planned. The village was build in the joining point of two mountain peaks, they were built all in chalkboard stones, with the exception of the church in white. In the middle of the village there is a river that descends from the mount and forms many natural ponds on its way. Unfortunately the bigger one was crowded by young scouts and other people, so it will be hard to have my deserved skinny diping.

So I decided to walk a little through the village and then walked up along in the river. After some time I found a perfect spot for my skinny diping. I took my clothes off, and took a dive in the secluded pool. Ate my sandwich and some fruits and refill my bottle of water with the pure water from the river.

I was in my second skinny diping when, I heard some noise. When I look above I saw a man reaching my point with no time to put my shorts on. He was with his girlfriend and It seemed they decided to climb along the river. When I saw them I stood up and said something like "sorry for being naked, but it is too hot". They don´t care about it and while I tried to cover myself she asked me what was there up along the river, as I was not nude. I answered and they proceeded with no problems.

I stayed a little further, explored the down the river, took more dips (but with my shorts on cause the placed was crowded) and eventually met the group I passed along the way bathing (clothed) in one of the lower swimming holes along the river.

Later, I decided to go back to the original village to take my car and return to Porto. I decided to do it before 3:30 pm so it was very hard to bump into people that would be coming to the village at that time, and it was a little early for the people still in the village to start the pilgrimage back to the bigger village. Maybe I could return naked...

And it was like this. I walked back most of the 3km in a naked walk. Only met people about 100 m from my destination point.  I could see them before they saw me, so I could manage to put my shorts on before passing them.

It was great.

The (Un)reality of Nakedness

January 11, 2019 in Uncategorized

I am reading "Divine Comedy" from Dante and found out that in next life, we'll have it naked.

Well, it seems. I did not come to "Heaven" part of the book, but until now in the "Hell" (inferno), everyone take their wages in the nude.

I supposed that in the "Heaven" part, this will be the same, cause if you are paying for your sins or enjoying the reward for your good deeds, no matter what, you would not have anything to hide. Not from God, that see us as we really are, and not from others.

So, nakedness is part of what we are, or is the core part of what we really are.

But I have to develop it further, cause the nakedness, for me, connects me to a real life, not the everyday life, but the real thing, and when it happen it is like you are throw to another kind of reality. Everything turns into more colorful and real, but feeling this "real me" makes me feel like I am not fully into reality, but in another level. This happens to me since the first time I got nude in the open. I have to develop it, but reading Dante, makes me recall this feeling again and again.

Conservative Nudist 2 – the empire strikes buck (naked)

August 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

Ok, I accept that is common rant among nudists that "Christianism" has defined the human body as a "shame", but is entirely not real. If you read the Bible, you can take Genesis in two ways, one "actual" and other as a parabola. In Genesis, was not God that impeded Adam and Eve to be naked: when they realized they were nude they covered themselves before being in front of God. God only exchanged their fig leaves for an "animal fur". The meaning of this first sacrifice is that an innocent paid for us. Second is that having an animal fur we lost our perfect state and became like animals also. And we have to hunt and kill animals for our protection and food. It was a curse, in fact. Being naked can be a return to innocence, as I feel, for instance, or something else, depending on what your souls are inclined to. But most important is that in the history not Christianism, early Christians were baptized in the nude. Some of the prophets passed years in the nude in the old testament and even Jesus Christ was crucified naked. In today's world is very interesting that "nudist beaches" only exist in Christian countries. I was in the East and, believe me, nudity is far "taboo" than we could imagine. In Muslim countries is not even allowed a man see another man naked....best regards.

The Nudist Conservative

July 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

I love two things with the same ardour: Our Lord Jesus Christ and Nudism. I don't see any divergence on this but my friends see a lot contradictions. The naked ones asked me if I am serious when I said I tend to go to the church every Sunday. My Catholic friends ask me about the apparent contradiction between the nudist and faith. I could no find any. Because i really feel that the evil begins in your mind and not by what you see. In general the more naked I am the more pure I feel. Is something strange. I don't know if you feel it the same but taking away my clothes makes me feel mor humble and naive. Like a child or someone like Prince Mischkin from Dostoievski's novel "The Idiot".

The Perfect Naturist Photo

April 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

The perfect naturist photo for me is the one that shows your body in a way that looks so intertwined with the surrounding environment that they become one. The inner beauty of all human beings starts glowing from inside out until it reaches the same level of the outer beauty´s glow. The frequencies are synchronized. But it requires a pureness, a naiveté that doesn't exist anymore. It requires a new you. A kind of rebirth. A new connection to life. That's what I look for. And wish you can also get the perfect naturist photo. Happy Easter.

When you are the only naturist in the family

January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Now I lived alone, but when I was married, I faced a very common situation: wife was not naturist. At that time it was not a problem cause it was only me and her and my naturism was confined to our home (a little apartment). She really did not care about my almost 100% nudity when the weather was fine. But always assured she will not join for anything like that outside. Final dot.
After our daughter was born, my closed naturism was finished when my mother in law came to live with us "temporaly"...
It is been a long time, but now I am separated and my daughter plans to live with me. She is 15 now and I realized that she grew very prudish when she crossed the teens.
We went to a little trip to UK during the summer so we live together that period in the same hotel room. It was very hot and dry in London, so I took my usual step to, as soon as I entered the room, take my clothes off. For my surprise, she started to complain about my nudity. I replied that she never mind about it before. But she insists. I kept naked. After a while she forgot about it whatching tv or something, we started to chat about other things and then she realized "oh, you are still naked!!!" It was funny. I never put my clothes on, but this argument was a daily routine to the end of the week.
I am wondering how can I arrange this once she is decided to live with me...
What about your thoughts on this?