I’ll go ahead and say it. We’ve all done it. Realised the trip to the bathroom isn’t worth the sand you’ll get up your arse crack, so headed into the sea for a sneaky one to save yourself the awkward skip and wiggle to the nearest bathroom – which is oftentimes back at the hotel or in the nearest bar. But unfortunately for those that enjoy a bit of a nature tinkle, officials in Spain are working hard to put the act to an end.
Now making it a punishable offence, city leaders in Vigo – which is found in Spain’s Galicia region – have deemed the act “an infringement of hygiene and sanitary regulations”, and plan to whack perpetrators with a hefty fine if caught peeing in the sea.
It’s unclear how exactly the new rules will be policed, however, city leaders are placing new public toilets on the beaches in a bid to discourage people from doing their business in the waters.
Other new rules put into place in Spain include a ban on using soap and shower gel in beach showers (due to its harmful effects on marine life), and exposing yourself on non-nudist beaches. Both offences will now land you with a hefty fine.
Looks like you better re-think that nature tinkle after all.
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