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Taking a Leap

Life is full of opportunities. Some you jump at, go after, grab. Others, you take a pass, let go. Hopefully that decision is made after careful consideration. But sometimes time isn’t on your side and you have to go with a gut reaction. But when you do have time, you need to make sure your decision is based on sound reasoning, on facts, on “the important stuff”. Unfortunately, for many, decisions are often made on supposition, misconception, misunderstanding, and emotions like fear and lack of self confidence and self esteem. Those decisions can lead to the R word — regrets.

Regrets….well, they suck. Just no other way to put it. Wishing you had done something, tried something, said something different than what you did, can be hard to live with. It’s like a recurring nightmare that pops into your head every now and then to remind you — you make mistakes, your not infallible, and this one time…..you blew it. Great, thanks. Experiencing the memory of a regret leaves you hollow, again, kicking yourself for the decision you made, no matter how understandable it might be.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. The way I try to look at events like these aren’t as a regret, a moment where I blew it. But as a time where I learned a lesson in how not to do something. What’s that old quote about Edison inventing the light bulb and not having success after many attempts. “I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”. He didn’t regret those 10,000 times. He learned from them. Doesn’t mean he wouldn’t have liked to have had success on attempt #1. It just means he didn’t dwell on all the misses. He kept moving forward. Cont…Read full original article…

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18 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

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The Naked Truth About German Nudists

A FEW YEARS AGO, a black-and-white photograph emerged of three young women walking along a dock with an expanse of sparkling water behind them. All were smiling and were naked, and soon after the picture appeared online, gleeful commenters across the web began insisting that the woman on the left was Angela Merkel. The German chancellor’s office declined to comment, and while many now believe the photograph’s association with Merkel to be a hoax, there’s plenty of reason to think that Merkel, who grew up in a small East German town north of Berlin, came of age frolicking in the nude.

Germany’s millions of nudists, like those shown here, tend to be older, plump and proud.
Germany’s millions of nudists, like those shown here, tend to be older, plump and proud. Roshan Adhihetty

It would hardly count as conspiracy theory. Public nakedness is common in the former G.D.R.: Of the 8 to 12 million nudists in Germany, the majority live in the east and are over 50 years old. One regularly observes men and women of all backgrounds — from dull public servants to service workers to members of the German intelligentsia — relaxing and socializing without any clothes. They read alone in the park or chat in groups at the beach; some prepare to swim, while others wash down bites of bratwurst with pilsner.

They consider themselves members of an informal movement known as FKK, an abbreviation of Freikörperkultur, which translates to Free Body Culture. Despite the aggressive-sounding name, there is nothing confrontational or self-righteous or even erotic about it. Unlike in America, where public nudity typically has gay or countercultural connotations, in modern Germany it seems to have none. What began in the late 1800s as a kind of philosophy of physical health transformed, under authoritarian rule, into a mode of quasi-dissident leisure, and then later into something more temperate, a culturally ingrained but ultimately apolitical national pastime. Cont…Read full original article…

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01 September, 2017, 5:50 pm

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Cornwall: Hitchhiking to Land’s End
Cornwall is full of picturesque landscapes, tales of mystery and dark legends.

Located in the most southwest of England, I set off on foot as I hitchhiked my way across the county, and what I discovered will forever stay in my memory.

Cornwall is a beautiful, with a wild heather landscape that’s filled with fauna and an abundance of flora, not to forget to mention its comfortable climate. I started my journey from the eastern part of the Cornish peninsula.

It didn’t take long for the one of Cornish locals to stop their car along the roadside to assist me with my journey. My general experience with the residents was that all were openly friendly, welcoming and had a permenent smile on their face. For me it wasn’t hard to wonder why they were in such good spirits, because there’s a power present in the nature and landscape of Cornwall that absorbs you in a positive energy. Cont…Read full original article…

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28 August, 2017, 5:30 pm

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Hénansal. Un camping naturiste en projet
Bertrand Pilard, déjà propriétaire de deux campings à Saint-Jacut, veut ouvrir un camping naturiste à Hénansal, à quelques kilomètres de la plage du Lourtuais, à Erquy (22). Si les autorisations arrivent, il pourrait ouvrir au printemps 2018.

« J’ai grandi dans un camping ; mon père tenait celui des Hotieux à Saint-Jacut-de-la-mer. Aujourd’hui, j’ai repris le flambeau et depuis 2006, je suis aussi propriétaire du camping de la Presqu’île à Saint-Jacut. Naturiste depuis 16 ans, Bertrand Pilard, avait à coeur d’ouvrir un camping pour les personnes qui souhaitent vivre nu. Pour l’instant, il n’en existe qu’un dans les Côtes-d’Armor, à Bourseul. « Cela faisait très longtemps que je cherchais un emplacement du côté de la plage du Lourtuais, une très belle plage naturiste, bien surveillée et bien gérée par la commune d’Erquy. Je suis alors tombé par hasard sur le site de la Bonnais, une ancienne ferme qui accueillait un camping et une auberge et fermée depuis 2011. Il fallait aussi l’accord de la commune d’Hénansal et du maire qui m’a accueilli à bras ouverts ». Sur ce point, il reste quelques autorisations à obtenir et en particulier une modification du Plan local d’urbanisme intercommunal avec Lamballe Terre et Mer. Cette question doit d’ailleurs êre aborder dans quelques semaines en septembre.

Bertrand Pilard, 48 ans, est déjà propriétaire de deux campings à Saint-Jacut-de-la-mer et naturiste depuis 16 ans.
Bertrand Pilard, 48 ans, est déjà propriétaire de deux campings à Saint-Jacut-de-la-mer et naturiste depuis 16 ans.

Une piscine couverte en vue
Acheté il y a environ deux ans, le site, d’environ 5 hectares, est en plein travaux. Car Bertrand Pilard ne manque pas d’ambition pour ce nouveau projet qui lui tient vraiment à coeur. L’ancien corps de ferme, qui doit être rénové, pourrait dans les mois qui viennent pourrait abriter un restaurant, un bar, une salle de réception avec une cuisine pour les groupes, mais aussi une salle de jeux. « Je vais aussi construire une piscine couverte avec des jeux aquatiques, ainsi qu’une paillote avec une fausse plage de sable », précise Bertrand Pilard. Côté hébergement, difficile de connaître la capacité exacte. Néanmoins, le gérant du futur camping prévoit des chalets, des emplacements pour des mobilhomes, des caravanes, des tentes et tout un aménagement paysager pour embellir les cinq hectares. « Il y aura également quatre chambres à louer dans la longère », précise-t-il. Cont…Read full original article…

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25 August, 2017, 5:40 pm

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Delabole quarry on the Slate quarry circular walk

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Cornwall has been voted as the top ‘go to’ holiday destination in Britain
The 14 activities people love to do when they visit will surprise you

Cornwall has yet again proven its charm after it was voted as the number one holiday destination in the whole of Britain.

A total of 1,500 British people were polled on their favourite getaways and Cornwall led the way, taking the top spot.

Holidaymakers relaxing outside their beach huts on Bude beach
Holidaymakers relaxing outside their beach huts on Bude beach

The poll saw almost one in five people vote for our beautiful county as their favourite place to make happy holiday memories. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: CornwallLive

24 August, 2017, 7:00 pm

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El Fonoll el bonito poblado naturista en Tarragona

El Fonoll es un pueblo milenario en el corazón de Cataluña, que se empezó a restaurar los finales de 1998 como un complejo naturista, en medio de un magnífico entorno natural. Rodeado de suaves colinas con cerca de 200 hectáreas de finca boscosa y lleno de caminos, permite disfrutar de una vida saludable sin ropa (cuando el clima lo permite) y en armonía con la naturaleza. Invita a nuestros visitantes a disfrutar de nuestra amplia gama de opciones de alojamiento y uso de nuestras instalaciones durante cualquier periodo del año.

Cierto es que el poblado no deja impasible a nadie, una vez lo visitas, lo conoces y lo vives en toda su extensión es imposible no querer volver a repetir, se trata de un marco incomparable donde se dan todos los elementos claves para la filosofía de vida naturista. las actividades son todas siempre en la preservación del medio ambiento.

El cultivo de huertos, cuidados de granja de animales, baños de barro y más actividades todas en común con el respeto al medio ambiente. Su promotor y dueño Emili Calvès a tenido diferentes litigios con las autoridades de la zona pero sigue con el proyecto adelante. …Read full original article…

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19 August, 2017, 5:30 pm

New Forest Naturist Hikers

This group is for people that enjoy naked / naturist hiking in the New Forest (South England UK) and people that would like to try naked hiking in the New Forest for the first time.

Contact

Email: berniemann@live.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NewForestNaturistHikers/ – (Closed group)

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Barrel jellyfish on the St Just to Messack Point circular walk

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Women Who Hike Naked & Why They Do It

Nudity is a double edged sword; everybody seems to discuss what women are supposed to wear and how much they should (be allowed to) cover themselves up. You read that right; even in 2017, there are still people in “developed” countries who would like to dictate women what they can (not) wear.

While there are places where it gets dangerous if you show “too much”, elsewhere you are going to receive frowns and bullying in case you dare to cover yourself, be it for religious or personal reasons.

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She continues: “To me it’s very innocent, it makes me feel like a little kid. I feel like I am part of nature, all masks fall down, and it’s just me, as I am, my naked body connecting with the elements. It’s also pretty thrilling, as if I’m on an adventure.” Read full original article…

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13 August, 2017, 10:20 am

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Fabulous walk over the sand dunes at Perranporth

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The Hurlers on the Minions and the Cheesewring walk

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Evening walk round Portscatho, you might be seeing a bit of this place!

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Kneehigh launches storytelling app for exploring Cornwall

Theatre company Kneehigh has launched a free app that will allow people to listen to stories while exploring Cornwall.

The stories will be triggered by the user’s location, and have been collected from across the county by writer and Kneehigh company member Anna Maria Murphy.

Kneehigh’s storytelling app Walk With Me. Photo: Steve Tanner

A pasty seller and a surfer are among the featured real-life narratives, which have been turned into dramatic dialogues delivered by Kneehigh performers.

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13 July, 2017, 6:45 pm

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