According to the SF Chronicle the Gangway has been a nautical themed bar since 1910 and a gay bar since 1961 but now it's been sold and will become something else, which is how things go these days.
A nautical bar gives us an easy transition to the beach. Mme Le Chef and I went out to Ocean Beach this past Sunday and discovered something we had not known existed. Beach Soccer!
The sky was grey but it was not cold and the players seemed to be enjoying themselves.
It occurred to the bureau chief that if there can be Beach Soccer, there can be Beach Dogs.