No kidding, nothing makes you slow down more, than being totally and completely "unplugged". My Fiance' and I had an excellent 7 day voyage on The Royal Carribean Ship, Radiance of the Seas.
I highly recommend it to everyone.
Posted by RayH |
Sep 12, 2006 @ 10:03 AM | 5,438 Views
What did I think would happen?
Funny sometimes how when you take a stand for something, you end up having to explain things you didnt even talk about.
Example: I have never said word one about flying at night, yet, when I show up at The Hill this evening, all of sudden I am "point man" against night flying. (Ian, you left before the fireworks started. Must have seen it comin', huh?)
I am also "enemy number-one", against "grown-men" executing their right to consume whatever they want, smoke whatever they please, and act however they will, and then go fly @ Pt. Fermin.
Tonight I found myself against a small, hateful clan, as I tried to explain my position to them. Only one listened! And Dave, to you I say "Thank You". To the rest, I hope this gets to you intact.
Read the entire night flyer thread!
You guys were ready to lynch me over stuff that was being said a long time ago. You guys were hot and pissed over stuff other people have been saying way before I said anything online. But you guys all wanted to vent at me cause I informed the Police, Coast Guard and Lifeguard! I am not looking to lose Fermin, but on the contrary keep it safe.
The talk I had with the two agencies (not the Coast Guard, by the way) was that I was concerned about a safety issue, involving ___________.
The input that I received from both was that ON THE WHOLE WE HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THE GUYS THAT FLY AT PT FERMIN! THEY ARE NORMALLY SAFE AND...Continue Reading
My home site for slope soaring, one of the most talked about locations on the West Coast for getting in some of the best slope soaring anywhere is become a filth haven! The Fermin I knew of old was “territorial” at worst as most surfing and true sloping sites are, but Pt. Fermin was never unapproachable to non-local flyers, there was never the element of vile and profane gestures. Fermin was where you went to cut your teeth, where you went to strut your stuff, where you went to do your best, and be respected for trying. Fermin was where you went, just so that you can say, “I flew there”. Planes at Fermin had as much grass flying as it did air time once. Pt. Fermin made you proud to say that you got past the launch, and that you survived the landing.
NO LONGER. There is now a very small but loud group of “people” that have chosen to rebel-ize the flying area. This small group has chose alcohol consumption,
pot smoking and whatever else, things that do not make for a fun, clean and safe environment while calling themselves slope flyers. Shame on them all!
I personally will step up to bat, and will not continue to watch my home site degrade at the hands of a few “people”. They are all on notice as of now. Be it the double edge sword that it is, I will take the high road on this issue. I will make frequent trips to Fermin now to fly or not, and if the same small group of people want to continue on with their past actions, then they will have...Continue Reading