UPDATE: All my bluster about going sailing today has been reduced to just that. The Harbor 20 that my girl and I sail is not available during this absurd bay closure. I don’t have a plan B!
The port of San Diego just announced that recreational boating in San Diego bay is prohibited, effective tomorrow. This is totally unnecessary, a typical overreaction, and I am super pissed.
Here’s why it is ridiculous. Here is their current policy on boating:
Consistent with state orders regarding recreation, it’s allowed so long as you can maintain a safe social distance of six feet from people who aren’t part of your household. Per the state stay-at-home order, non-essential gatherings of any size are not allowed. Everyone has the responsibility to “Flatten the COVID-19 Curve” by maintaining a social distance of 6 feet or more when recreating in the outdoors, and staying home if they are sick. If you cannot maintain social distancing, you need to go elsewhere or return home.
What is wrong with that? It is near perfect. But no, the dopes on Port board had to go and fuck it up and install draconian measures that do almost NOTHING to keep people safe, but do EVERYTHING to piss of the thousands of boaters here. Talk about government overreach.
And so are people going sailing tomorrow supposed to know about this late in the date horseshit announcement? What, are they going to ticket people? Impound their boats? Arrest them?
Guess what? I’m going sailing tomorrow anyway. Arrest me, bitches. I need some good content. – ed.