Great pictures, Fran!
I have a feeling Blaze may be another one of those non-standard Basenjis when it comes to getting wet/dirty. He isn't bothered by rain and I've seen him walk through puddles of water (both of which Maxx avoided like the plague). It'll be interesting to see his reaction to the ocean when we take him to the Washington State coast later this summer.
Yes, I think some basenjis just go by the fact they are 'dogs', and will get into anything.
Oh… love the Washington coast... very similar to our coast here. The first time Kipawa experienced the ocean, he was trying to catch the waves. Of course he also tried drinking the salty ocean, and was not happy with the taste. He shook his head side to side, really fast. Then he looked at me with a look that kind of said "hey, what's going on? Someone ruined my water"!
You'll have a great time. Remember to bring a camera and take lots of pics.