DURING the Christmas holiday break I stayed at Currarong, where I have stayed on previous occasions, and enjoyed for a number of reasons, one of which is mainly because it has dog-friendly beaches.
I was very surprised when a woman with a very sour expression came over to me and told me I had no right to have a dog on the beach and that inspectors would be around the next day so watch out.
I replied that there was no sign at the entrance to the beach which stated no dogs and that one of the reasons I come here was because it was a dog-friendly beach.
She glared at me and declared that I obviously didn’t live here in a tone which suggested this was a crime.
On my way back I checked the sign at the beach which actually had a “doggie waste bag” dispenser attached and no sign whatsoever saying that dogs were not allowed.
Other signs around the beaches said dogs on leads permitted and after 4pm until 8am they were allowed off the lead.
The cottage I booked is under the classification of dog-friendly establishments and all the descriptions accompanying them denote the beach as being dog-friendly (the only exception being right on the grassy point near the shop where people picnic).
This local woman was obviously conducting a personal vendetta against dog owners and was obviously succeeding as the number of dogs on the beach decreased dramatically over the next couple of days.
My point is what an unpleasant person who thinks she can uphold laws of her own and create a bad impression for the lovely village of Currarong.