Despite central heating and all the modern mod cons, the winter can be a terribly long time for a naturist.Nothing can quiet beat the feel of being naked outdoors.The eventual feel of the sun and the wind on your bare body eases the stresses of life and means hopefully the poor weather of the winter has passed.After a couple of naked jaunts in the countryside and a trip to Prested Hall for a naturist swim,steam and sauna , it was with joy last week that we watched the weather forecast for the coming week on the BBC. “Temperatures will be rising in the coming week and may even reach 20 celsius” said the forecaster and this instantly brought a great big smile to our faces.Thursday started sunny but hazy (it is still March !!!!!) and a little cool so we decided the best thing was to venture out and go walking.We thought about going to the Heybridge Basin near Maldon but changed plans after we had to travel miles out of our way following a diversion and settled for a four mile walk at Great Totham. A circular walk of around 5 miles took us past a golf course, though fields, near to woods, finally bringing us out at St Peters Church,a beautiful Grade 1 listed building that dates back to the 13th century.Unfortunatly it didn’t look like it does below, as it was being renovated at thie time and was covered in plastic,iron sheeting and scaffolding which didn’t give us the chance to see it in all of its splendour.Passing through the churchyard we then passed Totham Pit an old gravel pit which now stocks about a dozen varieties of fish and is splendidly surrounded by a vast wooded area.After returning to the car we stopped off for lunch in the Queens Head before passing Abberton Reservoir http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abberton_Reservoir on the way home.