Melbourne has been fortunate to keep a tradition from the bygone Victorian era. Lines of brightly painted bathing boxes or boat sheds are a common sight particularly on the more populous eastern shores of Port Phillip Bay. The general rule is that one must be a local ratepayer to purchase a box and councils insist on regular upkeep. But prices can be steep, some being worth more than a basic home. In essence, the bathing box is just a storage facility for beach essentials with no running water and definitely not for sleeping in but who in their right mind would dob in any family for over relaxing and just plain forgetting to go home when the mercury isn’t going to drop below 30˚ over night?