Appenzeller Land is a really lovely part of Switzerland. Though I walked bits of it one Christmas-New Year period, it is the kind of area that attracts lots of walkers in the pleasant warmth of the summer months. Last year was no different except in one very unexpected respect. The attractions of the region encouraged lots of ramblers. Amongst them were out of the ordinary outdoor enthusiasts. They were naked ramblers.
This did cause much consternation, but because there were no legal sanctions with which to constrain naked rambling in Appenzeller, there were unstoppable, discontented local ramblings about it.
In order that naked rambling does not continue unabated this year, (2009) legislation has been instituted in the Swiss region to discourage the practice and naked ramblers will find out they are not free to wander as before, that their naturalistic habits will be most unwelcome.
Wouldn’t it have been easier to employ the Scottish Midgie? Think what that could do for the entente cordiale. :yes: