As I said before, the rules about public nudity and sex were always different in the dunes… but only in the dunes. On the beach the womyn might get away with going topless if they weren’t conspicuous. But if a single bare ass was observable from a passing boat, that was not allowed. And once you went into the water, you were under the jurisdiction of the state or city constabulary.

According to local folklore, L. Frank Baum vacationed in this area while he was writing the first Oz book, and there are aspects of Saugatuck-and-Douglas that almost seem like another world. But once you return to the real world, they won’t hesitate to remind you that you aren’t in Oz anymore, Toto.

Next: “Icebreaker”, involving a different lake, in the month of  March.