I honestly didn’t expect that I would get out for a free hike today. The day began overcast and very, very windy. However, by about 2:30 in the afternoon the clouds broke and there was scattered sunshine. That was all it took. As a bonus, the wind dropped in speed to just very windy. I begin the walk at the seven kilometre mark from our home.
I drove to the normal spot for the shorter version of my free hikes, not sure if I would even be able to hike as the farmers were out in force seeding crops and spraying pre-emergent chemicals to keep the weeds down until the crops had a chance to establish themselves. I was lucky. There was no evidence of farmer activity which meant that I would be able to walk the full distance without worrying about meeting anyone along the way.
At this time of year, there are no mosquitoes or other biting insects. With warm temperatures, the walk was rather pleasant. It was with regret that I reached the turn around point as it meant that I didn’t have much longer to spend outdoors in complete freedom. Though one can see for many miles without a tree to obscure one’s vision, the landscape is varied enough to be interesting. More importantly from a naturist point of view, the location is off the beaten track. I have yet to meet another human on these free hikes over the past few years.
With the walk completed, I put on my shorts and shirt and drove back to my home in the small prairie town. I still have a few chores related to the deck to complete before the afternoon is done. Then, I will be returning to writing. The writing muse has finally put in her appearance and I find myself motivated again to work on my naturist novel. Such is the new normal of life in the Covid 19 era for a naturist.