At last something approaching summer has arrived on the east coast of Canada. This tempted us (my girlfriend, husband and I) to some al fresco discipline the other day. We used a local park-- a nice stretch of woodland running along the river bank with a meandering path and three picnic areas, one on a little headland overlooking the river. The open air sensation is lovely, and the ever-present risk of discovery adds a lot of excitement. Implements are limited to those which may be conveniently carried in a backpack or handbag. At this time of year insects are not a problem. However prolonged exposure to unfamiliar sunlight of usually well-covered parts of the body should be avoided. And being whipped with a freshly-cut handful of willow twigs is taking the natural approach a bit too far, for this gal at least. As a final comment, some gender inequality comes into play here; a skirt can be flipped down in a fraction of a second but pulling up trousers takes much longer. It may be that some gentlemen may decide to adopt the kilt... Has anyone any alfresco play experiences to share?