Just In Case You Missed His "What The Fuck" Walk The First Time... He Did It Again  

Fallic40 53M
3214 posts
2/22/2006 2:08 pm
Just In Case You Missed His "What The Fuck" Walk The First Time... He Did It Again

Now, being a collector of bizarre news stories, this one had all the hallmarks of a “what the fuck” story. I can understand the compelling urge to walk from the tip of England to the end of Scotland. People do it every year and it is something that I would love to do with my oldest daughter one day. However, I will not be doing it clad only in a pair of hiking boots and a sunburn.

Not only did Mr. Gough complete his naked march in 2004, he decided that it was so much fun that he felt compelled to make the same journey again to end in the middle of winter 2006. Why would one want to do that? His nipples were probably sticking out further than his John Thomas!

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Naked rambler completes his trek

Naked rambler Stephen Gough has completed his second trek from Lands End to John O'Groats. Mr. Gough and his partner Melanie Roberts, 34, from Bournemouth, reached the north coast of Caithness on Monday. The ex-marine, who began his 874-mile trek in June, has been arrested and jailed on several occasions.

Mr. Gough, from Eastleigh in Hampshire, said he wanted to challenge public attitudes to nudity. He celebrated his success by putting his clothes on.

Mr. Gough, who first completed the trek in January 2004, did not rule out doing the journey again. Speaking from a John O'Groats cafe, he said: "It's nice to get warmed up again. It has been pretty cold and the locals have been coming up to us offering us whisky and all sorts. They've been very, very friendly. We passed a school and there were even parents coming out with video cameras."

However, the naked pair had encountered problems earlier in their journey. Mr. Gough was jailed for two weeks in September for breach of the peace by walking naked on the A701 in Midlothian. He was arrested again moments after leaving Edinburgh's Saughton prison for refusing to cover up and was bailed.

And he was later jailed for two months at Dingwall Sheriff Court for breach of bail conditions and was sent back to Saughton to serve his sentence. As he left jail in November, Mr. Gough was again arrested for refusing to cover up.

Last month, he was admonished by a sheriff for breaching bail conditions by failing to wear clothes as he left prison. The pair were picked up by police near Dingwall after an outraged Kirk minister spotted them and complained about their nakedness. And they were arrested again as they neared Dornoch Bridge in the Highlands.


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Now as I have researched this story, one thing has been made apparent: it is not illegal to be publicly naked in the UK. It is illegal to be frighteningly naked and hairy and pose a threat to passers by, or as seen above, Scottish Presbyterian ministers who are world renowned for their open mindedness.

I tried very hard to download the story from the Daily Mirror because its copy of the story had one of the best pieces of poor editing that I have come across. According to the Daily Mirror, “But Mr. Gough, who has been repeatedly held by police since setting off from Land's End, said charges had been dropped.” How exactly was he held? Perhaps that is why he made the trip again.


CantonOhCouple 60M/59F
553 posts
2/22/2006 4:23 pm

Good for him. But brrrr. .....


impish_pixie 54F
6867 posts
2/22/2006 4:27 pm

Perhaps I should take my "Free The Boobies" campaign to the UK? And oh yea...btw...I happen to be a very big fan of bass players...especially the thumper bass players.....all that rythum you know...

I make mistakes, I am out of control & at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. ~Marilyn


papyrina 50F
21133 posts
2/22/2006 5:11 pm

you have now stooped to the lowest of the low,what on earth are you doing,the Sune is bad but the Mirror,runs screaming from this post.arrrrgggg


I'm a

and
i'm here to stay


rm_PurryKitty2 48M/49F
9753 posts
2/22/2006 5:43 pm

hmmmm, maybe they tied his willy to a tree.

Purry {=}

Purry


Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
2/22/2006 8:21 pm

papy, papy, papy, but their take on reality is so ......... unreal.


Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
2/22/2006 8:23 pm

imp, it would seem that they already have Free Willy.


Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
2/22/2006 8:28 pm

Purry, they probably confiscated his granola and took away his dandelion leaves, too.

An ACLU lawyer would probably have had a field day with this case in this country. It would probably have been deemed "cruel and unusual" punishment to force hime to wear clothes in prison.


Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
2/22/2006 8:30 pm

COC, and that burrrrrrr is for the Summer. Winter time in the north of Scotland is nipple popping cold. I'm surprised that he didn't come down with a grievous and naughty case of frostbite.


womanoirish 53F

2/22/2006 10:43 pm

Love this story - wooohoooo for public nakedness!!!

this from a woman who wouldn't appear naked in public if you paid her but doesn't mind looking at other people's nakedness.


Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
2/23/2006 5:31 am

womanoirish, what I find interesting in this story is that nowhere does it say that his rather pretty companion got tossed in clink for being naked. Stephen Gough, however, seems to have walked the length of the UK fueled by Her Majesty's finest porridge.


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