D · WNT – Westphalian Naturist Days in the Münsterland [23 June 2016]
Regional newspaper Westfälische Nachrichten reports about our Westfälische Naturisten-Tage [27 June 2017]
Regional newspaper Westfälische Nachrichten reports in an article in the rubric »Münsterland« on Westfälische Naturisten-Tage 2016: »Nackt durch die Pampa«
Fri 24: Heavy rain – Climate change very closely to the skin [24 June 2016]
Naturists fell the climate change directly: Heavy rain in the morning turned the hiking and biking paths around Altenberge into a dangerous course, so that we had to cancel the nudevents on Friday due to real danger of tumbling onto the ground at short notice
The forecast for Saturday announced heavy rain again all day, which let us to the decision, to cancel that nudevent as well. Wheather forecasts announce 100% probability for rain absolutely seldom – You can seldom commit so clearly in the weather. But now!
Ems Meadows near Telgte: Hiking or biking
Thu 23: At the river Ems between Warendorf and Telgte [23 June 2016]
On the hottest day of the Westphalian Naturist Days with 34 °C and 14 hours of sunshine, 2 groups formed: 10 participants used the flat land for bike tour of 50 km, which i.a. led to the lookout tower on the green banks of the Ems. Later, a blowout caused the cyclists to shorten the tour by a few km. While we were busy with the repair, two police officers, who passed us on a bike patrol [Yes, that is part of normal business in Germany!], greeted us very nicely.
The members of the other group opted instead for a combination of hiking and track swimming: It was a deeply impressive, almost dreamlike experience, to be carried in the backstroke of the flow of the Ems through the romantic natural world of the watercourse!
Railway viaducts at Altenbeken
Wed 22: Paderborner Land / Eggegebirge [22 June 2016]
Finally sun and warmth: up to 25 °C rose the thermometer, and a lot of sunshine accompanied the 16 hikers through the Paderborn Land – well, that a large part of the hike led through forest. In the Eggegebirge, a cumulative increase of 570 meters in altitude had to be made.
Part of the 18 km long hike led along the viaduct path from which we could look at the large and the small railway viaduct at Altenbeken from varying perspectives. After such a lot of physical exercise, we enjoyed finally a tasty dinner, to relax and to replenish our energy.
Tue 21: Teutoburg Forest [21 June 2016]
12 naturists enjoyed rain-sodden routes, thus particularly suitable for barefoot hiking, through the Teuto in increasingly sunny weather and with views of some beautiful nature pictures.
A course of 17 km, slightly changed due to some too slippery parts of hte planned route, finally led us to a bathing pond and ended in a basin for hydrotherapy according to Sebastian Kneipp. On a bench for dangling ones feet, we could get the feet, which we just had cleaned in the basin, dry again by dangling them in the sunshine, while patiently unwinding ourselfes. – Report: Rainer; photos: Friedhelm.
Mittellandkanal near Westerkappeln
Mon 20: Osnabrücker Land [20 June 2016]
Saturday's rain was still in the puddles, but with 22 °C and alternating cloudy weather with occasional clearing ups, the hiking conditions in the Osnabrücker Land were not so bad. Between Mittellandkanal, forest and arable land, we made our way between insights and views.
Lintel: 24 or 15 km
Sun 19: (Optionally shortened) Hike [19 June 2016]
Rain was over, but we still forewent the puddles of the day before. The temperature arose up to approx. 19 °C, cloudy sky changing with some sunshine in between. Some, who had to start their work early on Monday morning, graded the total distance of 24 km as a little long for them and therefore formed a small group of short-distance hikers, satisfied with 15 km of hiking.
Wet start: Bockholt Mountains in the rain
Sat 18: Start with lasting rain – hike of 18 km discontinued [18 June 2016]
The first day of the Westphalian Naturist Days 2016 started a little bit humid: 18 participants started on a hike planned for 18 km – many only with shoes, because there was a half-way break waiting, so that was no need, to drag food and drinks along.
Nevertheless, those few of the hikers, who carried rucksack and umbrella along, were at an advantage: an abundant rain, lasting one-and-a-half hour at moderate 15 °C and the tumble of a participant to the ground after slipping on wet asphalt eventually led to a strong shortening of the route. So we arrived at the restaurant hours early, than planned. The most beautiful pleasure of the day was the warm shower afterwards …