In an intriguing tale of personal freedom versus public perception, the Original Poster (OP) has an unusual penchant for roaming free without the harsh confinement of clothing. Caught in an unexpected confrontation with two fishermen at her parents’ semi-private lake house, the woman’s peaceful sunbathing session on private property spirals into an escalating dispute. As the investigation unfolds, OP is left grappling with the consequences of her choice, but will she stand her ground, or will she retreat?
The Unconventional City Siren
OP is a woman in her mid-30s, fond of experiencing nature in her own unique way: without clothes. Living in a city apartment, she doesn’t get the opportunity to practice her preference often. However, she makes a point to visit her parents’ lake house a few times each year to unwind under the open skies.
A Breezy Sanctuary
The lake house offers OP an opportunity to truly express herself. She cherishes the rare moments when she can be one with nature without any interruptions. In fact, she even warns her parents about her activities in advance to avoid surprising them with any unexpected wildlife camera footage.
A Day in the Sun
On one such occasion, OP is captivated by the day’s beauty and decides to sunbathe. Given that her visits typically coincide with cooler months, this is an activity she usually misses out on. She sets out to the firepit, equipped with a chair and a book, ready to recline and bask in the sun’s glory.
A Shady View
The lake house, secluded in a small bay, offers two major viewing spots – the dock and a small clearing. OP opts for the firepit near the clearing. Despite the lake’s visibility from there, she presumes her privacy to be secure due to the bay’s remote nature.
A Surprise Observation
To OP’s surprise, she spots a fishing boat through the clearing. Not wanting to impose her birthday suit on anyone, she wisely keeps herself covered until she’s securely in her chair, with her back towards any potential observers. After all, she’s aware that if she can see them, they can see her too.
A Short Respite
With the boat seemingly gone, OP relaxes into her afternoon, drifting in and out of sleep under the warmth of the sun. However, the peace is short-lived when she hears the familiar sound of a motor. Upon investigation, she notices the same boat returned with two middle-aged men aboard.
An Unexpected Intrusion
OP is jolted out of her peaceful reverie by a strange sound from the dock. It’s the same boat again, but this time, they’ve motored up to her property. Startled, OP quickly grabs her towel, unsure of the encounter she’s about to face.
A Confrontation Begins
The men in the boat start a confrontation, stating that not wearing any clothing outdoors is illegal. OP refutes their claims, asserting that she’s on her private property and her state doesn’t have laws against such activities. The argument begins to escalate.
Distraction, They Claim
The fishermen argue that they find her lack of attire distracting. OP holds her ground, stating that she’s not at fault for their distraction. The exchange grows heated, with threats of reporting to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for interference with their fishing activities.
Despite being confronted, OP remains respectful and polite, even apologizing to the men and wishing them a better day. She gathers her belongings and retreats indoors. The boat departs shortly after, leaving OP to reflect on the day’s unusual turn of events.
Questioning Her Actions
Left alone, OP starts questioning her actions. She feels she was being respectful and responsible and wonders if her love for being natural in nature is really an issue. She questions whether she’s the antagonist in the situation.
The Threatening Silence
Days pass without any sightings of the fishermen. The unexpected confrontation and their subsequent disappearance make OP uneasy. She begins to fear the possibility of legal repercussions.
The DNR Steps In
Just as OP starts settling back into her routine, she’s contacted by the DNR. The fishermen kept their word and reported her, resulting in an investigation. As the situation evolves, word spreads among the small community surrounding the lake house.
The Legal Verdict
After a short investigation, the DNR reinforces that OP’s activities on private property were within her rights. The decision brings some relief but also further stokes the public debate. OP cautiously resumes her activities, always mindful of the fishermen and the potential for further confrontations.
Was The Woman’s Behavior Appropriate?
The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter. Here are some of their responses:
One reader said, “You didn’t break any laws, and there was no reason for a couple of fishermen to roll up, clutching their pearls, and ruin your sun time.”
Another Commenter Thinks
Another responder wrote, “They are upset because they probably spent more time staring at you through binoculars than fishing and are angry over not going home with any fish.”
A Third View on The Story
A different person stated, “Of all the people to complain to, they think DNR is going to care? I guess if all the fish are flocking to peep at her and emptying the rest of the lake….”
A Final Perspective on the Matter
Another reader commented, “You were distracting them by making them get binoculars and try to see through plants. I’d love to hear the report.”
What Do You Think?
What are your thoughts on their actions?
What would you have done in this situation?
This story is inspired by a thread from an online forum.