Working on my book, should be finished and off to editor in a week or so…………hard to believe it is over…but I’m exhausted…..my 2013 ABA list is at 544 so it may not be over, I may blow ahead and go for 650, I don’t know.
You know…this started as a spoof for Sandy Komito’s record but after 121,000 air miles, 34,000 car miles, 1200 hiking miles, 26 miles biking1 mile in a paddle boat, 700 in ships and boats, 1 in a kayak, 70 on ATVs, a couple on golf carts, and I canuded too, it became something more, a quest to do what no man will ever do again
Shot at, chased by a bear, a vortex, cops, and even maybe bigfoot….hit by lightning, froze, sweated, slapped bugs, cursed by supernatural forces and yet through it all…birds….lots and lots of birds…..one hell of a story, or so I think, not to mention my survival. As they say, wait, I said that, 20,000 naked people cant be wrong.
Nudity, Blue Moon beer, and planning is the trick…..when sitting on top of a mountain, it was the beer that moved me onward, the oneness with nature being naked the gave inner peace, and the planning that I knew …mostly ..what and where others were than kept me going.
I had great partners….My wife, and kids, Nan, my publisher, Jim my oft birding partner, as well as Dan from D and D’s organic haven in New Mexico, Bob from the nudist club in New Mexico, Thor and then everyone from my Attu trip mostly the guides Isaac, John, Jess, and Doug, that got me birds, lots and lots of birds 593 different varieties of them
I visited 30 nude clubs, 5 nude beaches, even a couple of bed and breakfasts that became nude after I came there. Met lots of people, most nice, many naked, some suspicious and a couple that well…I could do without.
It is hard to believe it is over, but as they say, it is all over but the crying