Tuesday, 23 March 2010


OK, Summer is over, so could you put your clothes back on and stop frightening my dog.

I live 100 yards from a beautiful white sandy suburban beach.
It is not a popular beach because you can't park on it and there is not a lot of parks close to it---so people being lazy choose to go to other beaches----please do.

The Local Government Regulations allow me to walk my dog on the beach, off the leash before 10am during the warmer months and all day for the rest of the year.

OK, I just have to add in some facts here---this is a suburban beach---close to houses, families and children----my dog is a golden Labrador and everybody loves Labradors. And I walk my dog on that beach nearly every day of the year.

It doesn't matter how many health warnings the authorities issue about sunbathing, it seems that young girls believe as long as you do it before noon, there is no health risk.

Now I'm not going to knock this---the beach is a beautiful place in the morning but the vision of the occasional fit young lady, topless or not, laying on the sand enhances the wonders of nature.
Most of the topless girls cover up / roll over as people get closer or as my dog wanders over to introduces herself----but some just ignore the intrusion and enjoy the rays.
There are small sand hills a little further down the beach from my house.
It is a fairly regular occurrence that my dog will flush out a nude sunbather---most cover up very quickly but occasionally they just yell at her and flash me.

Really, I don't care----enjoy your sunbathing as long as you are not offending any families or children.
BUT---yes BUT----what does bother me is those ladies those who are a fair bit older than their teens, 20s or 30s and are carrying far too much condition to suck in to impress the passers by and those 40s, 50s guys who strut up and down the beach in their skimpy swimmers, sucking in their guts------for gods sake, go away, you are frightening my dog.

Why is it that people who are totally out of condition or have reached those droopy years, think it is acceptable to show their wares on a public beach.

I have never been to a nudist beach but those people that I know who frequent them are not people I want to see with their kit off. Don't some of these people have mirrors

So summer is over---I'm gonna miss the cute little sunbathers til next year but I'm certainly not going to miss the crinkly wrinkly wannabes.

My dog and I will still enjoy this beach til next summer


Scarlet Blue said...

You have to take the rough with the smooth, sweetie.

Just telling it like it is said...

so true so true

Spiky Zora Jones said...

ahuh ahuh...twuuuuuu.

When I was in a cruise and we were in islands we'd take our tops off...nobody cares. Except this one guy that kept passing by...but I don't think he wanted us to cover up...I'm sure he wanted us to wear less.

later xxx

Clyde said...

Miss Scarlet

Oh, I a gree and I guess I'm a bit on the rough side---but I don't strut around like I'm smooth

Clyde said...


Not that I mind with the ladies---but the blokes who strut like they are something to look at

Clyde said...

Miss Jones

I'm sure that he was just taking an interest in the wonders of nature.
So, where is this and when will you be there

Macy said...

Clyde - We're still freezing under layers of woollies here in Scotland! Just thinking about sunbathing makes it feel colder!!

Dutch donut girl said...

The things you see on a hot day at the beach :)
Some people really don't own a full length mirror.
I hope your dog can get over her trauma.

Summer hasn't even started yet in the Netherlands. I can't wait to take some of my kit off. Obviously, I'm not a sunbather ;)

Just telling it like it is said...

Clyde I tell you I would rather see a man naked than to see them in a speedo... that makes me vomit a little in my mouth

Clyde said...


It may get a little cold here but never snow and ice--- just cold enough to have to wear the oilskin and off to the beach
Must remember to not come to Scotland in winter

Clyde said...


So why wouldn't you be a sunbather ?

Clyde said...


Hey, speedos should be outlawed but I'm not sure about the naked bit with some of these saggy people---
But of course, if you want to get your gear off on my beach, you go right ahead

Just telling it like it is said...

clyde...Ahhh how much I love the be one with nature I'll think about it...

Sister Christian said...

Everybody is free to catch them rays-whether they're wrinkly or not. All the more power to them if they've got some extra sag (but the ones who suck in are just silly).
But I guess that's easy for me to say. I'm not laying witness to their lack of clothing.

Clyde said...


But sweetness, I read that you dont want to walk hand in hand on the beach.
I love the place just as much on a stormy day----seeing nature and the power of it

Clyde said...

Sister Deb

Hey, I figure that everyone can do as they like but don't pretend that you are something that you are so obviously not.
I am jealous of those with a browner or more olive complexion than me-----I get so white in winter

Anonymous said...

There does seem to be a trend on the beaches these days, that fat is proud now.


Clyde said...


As the weather cools, I am mellowing on this---hey, if you think you look good, go for it---
But wait til after 10am and I'll be off the beach
Oh, not you sweet----I'm gonna be there when you get your kit off