Bau Beach!

Yesterday was lovely — sunny and breezy — so the Upstairs Vegetarian and I took ourselves to the beach. But not just any beach. Bau Beach is a beach for dogs, so named because Italian dogs say bau-bau instead of bow-wow. And that’s not all: Italian roosters say chicchirichí instead of cocka-doodle-doo; sheep say beee instead of baaa; frogs say cra-cra instead of croak-croak; donkeys say i-oo, i-oo rather than heehaw; and mice don’t squeak, they go squitt squitt. Interesting eh?

It was the Morgster’s first trip to the seaside, although he’s been to the dog beach at Lago di Martignano several times. He loved it. There were tons of dogs on the beach, all racing around, digging holes in the ground and surfing the waves. Very chaotic but great fun. Bau Beach is in Maccarese, a short drive from Rome. An annual pass costs 10 Euros.

Welcome to Bau Beach!

Welcome to Bau Beach!

Each dog gets a water  bowl and a dog-sized umbrella.

Each pup gets a water bowl and a dog-sized umbrella.

There's a fresh water source on the beach.

There’s a fresh water source on the beach.

And plastic bags are available for picking up what the little critters leave behind.

And plastic bags are available for picking up what the little critters leave behind.

First visit to the seaside!

First visit to the seaside!

Is this not the cutest thing you have ever seen?

I love this photo of Morgan's shadow. He looks like a hairy baby giraffe.

I love this photo of Morgan’s shadow. He looks like a hairy baby giraffe.

Tired but very happy

Tired but very happy

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