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Title: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: Deiserooster on August 29, 2015, 03:10:39 PM
Hi all

I am new here and I was wondering is there a nude hiking group and or landscape photography group in the resort by any chance? this is my first visit and I am arriving Tuesday for a week.
If there is where and how does it meet and can I make contact.

Also where are the places for a first timer to go to meet up with people for a chat and to pass time?

John
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: aaron on August 29, 2015, 05:41:06 PM
Cant help on your first question but to meet people try any of the bars (see the map) always a friendly crowd.

The beach bars have a great vibe during the day.
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: Deiserooster on August 29, 2015, 05:49:20 PM
Ta for that.

Just another question how do you mind keys and keep money? No pockets after all! What do other people use? and where can you get one in Vera? ???

John
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: Tony and Susan on August 30, 2015, 09:07:47 AM
Use a plastic waterproof pouch on a cord to go around your neck. Sold at Casitodo near the hotel. American style fanny pouches are also used but look pretty stupid.
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: James on August 30, 2015, 11:57:59 AM
Hi all

I am new here and I was wondering is there a nude hiking group and or landscape photography group in the resort by any chance?


I will actually be doing some naked hill walking, I hope, some time next week in the hills behind Villaricos.

The base for this is http://www.casariovera.net (http://www.casariovera.net), and I hope to be taking in a morning's hill walking where nude walking is more than possible. As the hills are dotted with open mine shafts you need to be aware where you're going, though, so I've done this before in the company of someone who knows those hills exceptionally well, a lady called Margaret who has also written a book on mining in the area.

Long trousers are also advisable for pushing through the brush at times on the climb to the top, otherwise your legs will be in raw flesh!

On the way back down you will pass through a 'lost village' which is an excellent location for getting some great photographs, and there are also some great views to photograph, out over the sea at Villaricos, for example.

Previously we've begun the climb in the dark, around 730am, so that some of the strenuous 'upward' leg of the journey is completed before the sun gets too fierce. Check your private messages...I'm sending you further info.

Edited to add...you can't receive personal messages until you've made 10 posts, so additional info can't be sent that way, but the major 'facts' about the potential for this are all outlined above.

Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: James on August 30, 2015, 12:35:57 PM
Here's a couple of photos from last year's hiking morning...just to give you a feel for what's up in 'them thar hills'  :D
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: James on August 30, 2015, 12:44:27 PM
Ta for that.

Just another question how do you mind keys and keep money?


I use a 'messenger bag' in which to keep some money, keys, phone, a pareo (to sit on if you go into one of the beach bars), sunglasses, sun block, etc...
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: kandj on August 30, 2015, 01:25:15 PM
Here's a couple of photos from last year's hiking morning...just to give you a feel for what's up in 'them thar hills'  :D

Hi James

Are those  photos of the 'lost village'? I love that sort of thing. Do you know anything about the history of it or a link? I don't think I'm set up for PMs but do you have a GPS reference for where it is?

That's gone on my 'to do' list for one time when I'm there.

Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: James on August 30, 2015, 01:45:41 PM

Are those  photos of the 'lost village'? I love that sort of thing. Do you know anything about the history of it or a link? I don't think I'm set up for PMs but do you have a GPS reference for where it is?

That's gone on my 'to do' list for one time when I'm there.


Hi, K&J,

Yes, they are indeed photos of the 'lost village'. I don't have a GPS reference for it, but I'll see what I can do next week to get one. A regular visitor to the naturist B&B I mentioned above has written a history of mining in the area, including the lost village, and it's available for viewing at that B&B. I'm trying to persuade Margaret, its author, to publish it (even self-publish via Amazon or somewhere like that) but she doesn't think there would be any interest. As someone keen on history I disagree with her! :) and it's documents like hers that will be important historical documents in the decades to come!

You'll find someone else has recorded a bit of their history at http://www.faydon.com/Almagrera/Almagrera.html (http://www.faydon.com/Almagrera/Almagrera.html)

Another link is here http://littleblondebird-rosie.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/vera-playa-garrucha-mojacar.html (http://littleblondebird-rosie.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/vera-playa-garrucha-mojacar.html)

A third website, http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/5139/ (http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/5139/) gives co-ordinates for the place as (37" 28' N I 1" 73' W) (ALMERIA).

There are many open mineshafts out there, so caution is required when walking, and it's advisable to stick to the paths.
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: kandj on August 30, 2015, 01:48:24 PM
Brilliant, many thanks & I agree with you about the book but likewise I enjoy history, especially social history.
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: James on August 30, 2015, 02:03:56 PM
When next you are in the area I'd encourage you to call Maggy (contact details at their website) and call out. Margaret's account is freely available for visitors to read. It gave me an enormously valuable background to the mining history, so that when we went walking Margaret was able to 'fill in the blanks' and point out various aspects of it all as we walked.

I think I'm right in saying that the mines also had a tunnel leading from somewhere in the vicinity of the lost village out to the open sea, and you can also visit what remains of the exit point of the tunnel somewhere on the coast. I'm not 100% certain of that, but I'm sure Margaret mentioned something about that.
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: Deiserooster on August 30, 2015, 06:26:21 PM
James

Can I leave my contact details with Maggie? Via her website?

John  ???
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: James on August 30, 2015, 07:13:39 PM
Drop her an email.

Alternatively, join the VP Friends page on Facebook and you can message me on there. (link at the top of the page).
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: Deiserooster on August 30, 2015, 07:27:24 PM
James
Thanks I will drop her an email giving her my telephone number

John
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: James on August 30, 2015, 08:36:10 PM
Great, John.

Maggy will probably come back to you by email or phone within 24 hours.

You can mention my name, because she knows I'll be calling out some day to catch up with her, Simon, Margaret, Bill and whoever else is staying.
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: Sun4us on September 06, 2015, 03:09:55 PM
I agree, it's a fascinating area to walk and explore, but as previously pointed out, beware of open mine shafts, and do wear something over your legs otherwise the undergrowth will tear you to shreds. The hidden village is interesting, but there are other areas to see and photograph as well, including the old miners buildings and workers cottages (see photos) on the way to Maggy and Simons place. Take care and enjoy.
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: Deiserooster on September 09, 2015, 01:30:41 PM
These photos are nice. I tried to send a message to you James but seemed to get no reply for what ever reason. I called Maggie and she said the road was not passable due to floods on Saturday night so that finished my attempts to visit the area.
Next time I hope.
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: James on September 09, 2015, 05:42:09 PM
Maggy's place is up a track, full of pot holes, so that would certainly have laid to rest any idea that you, or I, could get up there.
Sorry you couldn't get a message through.

I had planned to head out there tomorrow, but it looks like a lost cause for this year anyway.  :(

There's always next year!  ;D
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: KevMartina on September 26, 2015, 11:31:42 PM
I'm fascinated by industrial archaeology and would love to visit the mining areas discussed in the posts above. But in reading I was still puzzled about the details. Maybe its age, or beer (we are currently sitting in a Hotel Street having enjoyed a couple of pints)

Is Maggie's description available online?

The Unesco coordinates seem a little strange. Has anyone managed to translate these to google Maps coordinates?

Thanks
Kev
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: James on September 28, 2015, 10:40:21 PM
That's Margaret's description, Kev, as a separate description from Maggy (the owner of Casa Rio Vera).

Margaret and her husband Bill stay for the month of September, Kev, so if you're still there, and you're quick, you can speak to the author! Although Margaret's record of it all remains at Casa Rio Vera should you wish to visit & read. I usually donate a 'day pass' worth of cash to visit, and walk around the area, although Maggy throws in a slap-up breakfast, tea, cake and full use of the facilities for that!

I'd tried to get Margaret to consider publishing online. Amazon do self-publishing opportunities, but no luck, alas, so far. It's a fascinating area!
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: Young Couple on December 29, 2018, 05:57:08 PM

I will actually be doing some naked hill walking, I hope, some time next week in the hills behind Villaricos.

The base for this is [url]http://www.casariovera.net[/url] ([url]http://www.casariovera.net[/url]), and I hope to be taking in a morning's hill walking where nude walking is more than possible. As the hills are dotted with open mine shafts you need to be aware where you're going, though, so I've done this before in the company of someone who knows those hills exceptionally well, a lady called Margaret who has also written a book on mining in the area.

Long trousers are also advisable for pushing through the brush at times on the climb to the top, otherwise your legs will be in raw flesh!

On the way back down you will pass through a 'lost village' which is an excellent location for getting some great photographs, and there are also some great views to photograph, out over the sea at Villaricos, for example.

Previously we've begun the climb in the dark, around 730am, so that some of the strenuous 'upward' leg of the journey is completed before the sun gets too fierce. Check your private messages...I'm sending you further info.

Edited to add...you can't receive personal messages until you've made 10 posts, so additional info can't be sent that way, but the major 'facts' about the potential for this are all outlined above.


This is very helpful information! Would love to visit the "lost village". Is it easy/obvious to reach if you park in Herrerías? Wondering how to manage to get there if you are not familiar with the area.
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: UweK on March 08, 2019, 07:41:16 AM
Hi community,
We are a German couple visiting Vera the first time for the last week in April. If we could find some other naturists for a nude hike tour it would be wonderful!
Nude regards
Uwe
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: saunafan on March 23, 2019, 11:14:20 PM
Hello Uwe,

I'll be around the same time as you two, and am planning to do some nude hiking out in Cabo de Gata, hiked there last year and loved it!


Feel free to drop me a line if you are interested in joining.


PS: I am also from germany.
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: Young Couple on March 24, 2019, 01:49:37 PM
Hello saunafan. Can you tell us a bit about your experiences hiking last year? We are going there in May and would love some insight on the weather, best places to go and any useful tips :) Would be our first time nude hiking in a “public” place.

Regards...
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: saunafan on March 24, 2019, 05:18:35 PM
Hello saunafan. Can you tell us a bit about your experiences hiking last year? We are going there in May and would love some insight on the weather, best places to go and any useful tips :) Would be our first time nude hiking in a “public” place.

Regards...

Hello Young Couple,

if you are staying in Vera Playa you will need a car to get there (Cabo de Gata), but it is certainly worth it. I only had a couple of days time to hike because I wanted to visit Granada (which is also very nice).

My first hike was from Las Negras to Cala San Pedro. I ran into one other guy hiking nude, and quiet a few clothed. No one cared as far as I could tell, all greeted friendly and went on their way. As for the hike, it's not very long. If you stop to enjoy the scenery you can easily spend 4 hours hiking nevertheless.

The second hike was much shorter, parked at the parking at the highway, and hiked nude the Playa de los Muertos, and in the general area around the beach.

A few things to consider: head cover, especially if you decide to hike mid-day; sunblock; lots of water (also enough for the way back!); snacks; beach towel.

I hope this helps you a bit.

Cheers!
 

Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: Young Couple on March 24, 2019, 10:41:31 PM
Thank you saunafan! That’s all very useful. We will have a car so it won’t be a problem! We are definitely considering the hike to San Pedro as we have read it’s a beautiful beach  :;:;

Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: saunafan on March 29, 2019, 10:23:17 PM
I'll be in Vera Playa from the 21st of April to the 29th, and planning to hike from Agua Amarga to Playa del Plomo, maybe even to San Pedro. If anyone wants to hike along, I am always looking for company!
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: Young Couple on March 30, 2019, 01:22:30 AM
Hi saunafan, unfortunately we won't be there on those dates but where thinking on doing that hike. Would really love to read a report from you and see how it went! Specially interested on knowing if it's worth to do that long hike or if it's better to do the short one from Las Negras. Either way we've read that they can be done with no clothes.

Goog luck and hope you find someone to hike with!  :;:;
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: andynpatti on April 01, 2019, 06:27:40 PM
We are regular walkers in Cabo de Gata and in the hills near Villaricos. We usually walk with between 4 and 6 people... sin ropa whenever possible. I'm messaging the other couples on this thread with same info. We will be there April 17- May 13 if you want to join us. You'd be very welcome
Andy and Patti
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: saunafan on April 05, 2019, 09:16:18 PM
Hello Andy and Patty,

unfortunately I am visiting by myself, if your invitation to hike with you also extends to single men, I would certainly love to join.

Saunafan
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: UweK on April 05, 2019, 11:00:39 PM
Hi Andi and Patti,
We are in VP from 20 to 28. April. If we could get the chance for a nude hiking tour in a group it would be a nice add on. We are a Gernan couple in the 50th.
Best regards Uwe& Claudia
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: andynpatti on April 08, 2019, 12:58:29 AM
I tried to pm you but it doesn't seem to work. email me on veranaturist@hotmail.co.uk so we can make arrangements.
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: andynpatti on April 08, 2019, 01:02:21 AM
Hello Andy and Patty,

unfortunately I am visiting by myself, if your invitation to hike with you also extends to single men, I would certainly love to join.

Saunafan
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It looks like we should be getting a group together so one more will be fine.Probably towards the end of April. Will fix a date when we get out there next week.
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: Alan - The Webmaster on April 08, 2019, 09:37:02 AM
Administrator Comment andynpatti, I assume you are trying to pm UweK. New members are not allowed to send or receive pms until they have made at least 10 post. Alan
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: saunafan on April 08, 2019, 07:35:51 PM
Hello Andy and Patty,

unfortunately I am visiting by myself, if your invitation to hike with you also extends to single men, I would certainly love to join.

Saunafan
[/quote

It looks like we should be getting a group together so one more will be fine.Probably towards the end of April. Will fix a date when we get out there next week.

Hello Andy and Patty,

thanks! I am looking forward to it. I will be staying at the Vera Naturista/Natura World apartments.

Until then!

-Saunafan
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: andynpatti on April 08, 2019, 09:25:46 PM
andynpatti, I assume you are trying to pm UweK. New members are not allowed to send or receive pms until they have made at least 10 post. Alan
Cheers Alan.
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: UweK on April 11, 2019, 05:27:55 PM
Hi AndynPatty,
I send you an email to the hotmail address. I should start to post some questions to reach the next level in the forum 😉
Nude regards
Uwe
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: saunafan on April 11, 2019, 09:23:34 PM
Hi community,
This is my post no. 10! Now I should receive pms.


Hi Uwe,
I don't think this is how it works :) Apparently it doesn't happen automatically.


BR
Saunafan
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: saunafan on April 14, 2019, 12:56:53 PM
Hi Saunafan,
You are right. Do you know if there is a hiking group for the week after eastern? You are alone I understood, but if there are some couplüand you behave good ..

Uwe,

I do not fully understand what you mean by your last sentence, '...you behave good '. If you are suggesting what I think you are, let me be very clear, I do not appreciate your implication. Let's keep this a respectful conversation.

Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: UweK on April 14, 2019, 04:57:32 PM
Sorry Saunafan, I did not want to imply anything. It was just kidding. I forgot the 😉
I expressly apologize!
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: saunafan on April 20, 2019, 07:40:56 PM
Hello all,

I am planing a hike Tuesday  (depending on the weather, possibly wednesday), from Agua Amarga to Cala de Enmedio and then to Cala del Plomo. I would like to head out of Vera between 9:00 am and 9:30 am. If there are any interested hikers that would like to join, please reply to this post, and we can arrange to meet up somewhere. (I think I can't receive any PMs as of yet either)

@Uwe: apology accepted :)

Cheers!



Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: andynpatti on April 21, 2019, 04:17:50 PM
Weather still not great Tuesday!!
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: saunafan on April 21, 2019, 06:10:56 PM
Hi Andynpatti,

it seems like it, this entire week will be rather windy. If it's sunny in the morning, I might give it a try...maybe just a short hike. Otherwise I will be stuck in the flat, with not much going on.  Staying in Germany might have been the better choice, a warm 26 °C, with lots of sun, damn the luck!

Cheers!

 
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: saunafan on April 22, 2019, 07:20:20 PM
Hello all,

after looking at the weather forecast for tomorrow (Tuesday) and seeing that the sun is coming out ever so slightly, I decided to try my luck with a short hike in the early afternoon. Starting at the parking lot just outside of Aqua Amarga, I hike for a little bit. Although it was only 16°C, once the sun came out it was nice.

I just ran into one couple that was hiking, I greeted them, and they passed by. Unfortunately I didn't get too far, with this weather it was OK.

Here one panorama picture.

So it's probably going to be Wednesday, for my next trip!

Cheers!
Title: Re: Nude hiking group and or Photography group
Post by: kog on May 12, 2019, 01:18:38 PM
ideal weather these next days. Who will hike from Agua Amarga to san Pedro? I think to be there Monday or Wednesday.