Have you ever went to one entrance and every parking spot was taken, forcing you to drive around to the other side?
And sorry, I guess you’ll be campaigning against me then. I just think the experience of going to the beach and walking along the lagoon is improved without cars using it as a thoroughfare.
Not everyone is visiting just to park in a parking lot and move to the beach. Sometimes, believe it or not, people like to sit in their cars to watch the boats go by, do some reading, whatever. Personally I do this quite a lot when I have no interest in sitting in the direct sun. With all the cars crammed together, the spots you do end up finding are often bordered by noisy teenagers with their stupid music or someone smoking something.
I used to go out there 2-4, sometimes more time a week in the evening. I can tell you it's been made a lot less pleasant now that that beautiful unobstructed stretch has been hacked up into parking lots.
Yesterday I sat in my car and watched as someone struggled out of their car and almost twisted their ankle on the log trying to get a little closer to the water. Many of the spots with fewer obstructions have been blocked off making it harder to access the beach.
When Councillor Gordie Logan made the motion to extend the closure until the end of September, far beyond their silly COVID justification would have had it closed, it caused a massive divide in the community, both figuratively and literally.