"Oh, yes," I said. "Wreck Beach. Near the university."
"And people truly remove their clothing there? Men and women both?"
"Yes ... well, not so much at this time of year."
"It's a bit cold."
"Ah, yes. Canada. You have a lot of snow there, I believe."
Then the call to prayer sounded at the nearby mosque, and he took his leave.
No snow today on the rocks and sands of Wreck, but Freddie was the only naturalist we spotted. Lots of other photogenic stuff, however, on this next stop in our 2014 Winter Staycation ...
A bit of English countryside (ie. University Endowment Land) above the beach
A bit of history ...
Freddie and I making our way back down to the beach on one of several long, steep stairways (quite beautifully integrated into the natural surroundings) ...
Paul gets into the spirit.
(Between October and March, this beach is also leash-optional!)
Wreck Beach features two WWII gun turrets — originally mounted against a possible Japanese invasion, now a sniffing ground for curious Labradoodles ...
... and a canvas for graffiti artists.
Pretty pebbles aplenty
Water Dawg 1
Better than Starbucks
In his young, rebellious years, Paul used to scramble up these dunes then return to the beach in four flying leaps ...
Water Dawg 2
Water Dawg 3
Beachside Business Meeting
That's all she wrote.