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Over the top

My seven-months-pregnant wife and I were at the Scott’s Flat Lake landing in Cascade Shores this weekend visiting the beach that I’ve been coming to since 1974. My Danish wife did what comes naturally to her and made a quick change of her top as we sat on the near-empty beach.

OK, I know that nude sunbathing is usually reserved for the Yuba River, but calling the police was a bit over the top. The Nevada County sheriff’s deputy was very cool about it.

What kind of gutless anonymous citizen would do something like that? It really hurt her feelings that her body could be so offensive to someone. There were two men on the beach with breasts at least as large as my wife’s. In Denmark, they would find that obscene but would laugh it off or ignore it, not call the police … It’s a free country.



Dirk McCall

San Francisco


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