DO NOT Park In The Dunes
(sept 10, 2021) … When we said stay above the wrack line, that didn’t mean park in the dunes. I think the charge is like $200 per foot for damaging the dunes driving into them. People tighten it up, so far we have one jeep in a swale and one parked in the dunes, and it is only Friday. Labor Day Weekend was last week, the crazy is supposed to be over. By the way the jeep is parked on top of Amaranth pumilis. A federally protected plant listed as a threatened. USFWS Enforcement, big Federal fines. I’d rather see your mall crawler sink in the sand then you destroy our dunes.
Last weekend we watched a kid nearly drown at the point. Karaoke and shots was more important that watching their kids. The makeshift bar was nice, high top tables and a karaoke machine.
This kid, playing on the boat parked off the beach. Decided he wanted to swim out to the dolphins on an incoming tide in the rip at the bayside point. Once he got about thirty yards out he realized he couldn’t make it back. He disappeared under the water once, then popped back up out of view behind the boat. While being pushed into the harbor area. In the path of all the boats that like to cruise along the point. Hard to see that small a human head in the water.
Three people had to go rescue him with a paddle board. Then all four were stuck out there for bit to rest. Because swimming while drunk in a fast incoming current is tough. This is why I avoid weekends in the summer. The circus is just too much to watch. One of these days we will see some serious accidents, then parks will have some decisions to make. Maybe just start limiting the access so they can keep an eye on the summer circus. Before anyone asks, yes rangers were called the whole nine. We are not swimming out into the rip for anything.