I, like most of you, crave a place free of nuisances. More specifically, free from PET nuisances! Dog owners are permitted to steal our peace, our health, even our very lives due to societies' Canine Superiority Complex (CSC).
Anyhoo, the other week I was travelling in my RV ("caravan" for you non-USA folks) and I happened to stumble on a DOG FREE CAMPING AREA! Yes, THERE IS A DOG! Er... I mean GOD.
Dog worshipers are probably reading this and, after scraping their brains off the ceiling and walls, demanding "HOW CAN SUCH AN OUTRAGE EXIST! DO NOT THESE PEONS KNOW THAT THIS IS PURE EVIL RACISM! DOGS MAKE EVERYTHING BETTER, WHY ARE THEY CREATING THIS HELL ON EARTH!"
Apparently, the policy under consideration has to do with the fact that the area in question has a very sensitive ecology. There are a multitude of protected animal species in the vicinity. Due to frequent observations of PET DOGS harassing and terrorizing said wildlife, no DOGS are allowed in the area. These wild animals have enough problems without Fido making their lives a living hell. The state stepped in and banned dogs completely over a wide area. And, yes... these government environmental interests have a LOT of "juice". I know, I used to be networked into that scene when I was a hike leader. In a political battle, they would crush you like a bug. They sent the dog foamers packing!
Now, while it is unfortunate that PEOPLE do not get the same considerations as wildlife (in this scenario, at least), I will take any advantage I can get!
At the time, I was staying in a state park about 20 miles away that was under no such restriction. The Florida park rangers do a very good job of keeping canine visitors under control. Note that I said "Very Good" and not "Perfect". There was some yapping to be heard.
This newly discovered destination will be my #1 go-to spot from now on. Think about how great it would be to sit out and NOT WORRY about the peace being destroyed by some useless yard barker? How wonderful would it be to be able to actually RELAX and not worry about someone else's useless, out-of-control, mutt? Literally, I almost want to cry with relief.
Note to dog owners, a word to the wise: If you do not stop blaming everyone else for the problems you cause, and start taking responsibility, there are going to be more and more places like this. AND, you will have no one to blame but yourselves. Going forward, you are going to meet your match more and more often. Just wait until the EPA gets on your shit.... your lives are going to be pure living HELL.