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#681 mbjj

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Posted 16 July 2021 - 02:28 PM

Seriously, what's wrong with the fencing? I really don't understand this.

There's kilometres of it and it's ugly.



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Posted 16 July 2021 - 03:42 PM

It’s far better than chain link fencing.
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Posted 18 July 2021 - 09:28 PM

I guess when you arrive only to find all the picnic tables being used, you can perch yourself on one of these comfy rocks.

 

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When I got there, there was one couple using a picnic table.  They were just folding up their food containers (not squishing them and walked right by the garbage can) so they appeared to be relocating for a less windy dinner spot.


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Posted 19 July 2021 - 07:56 PM

We drove along Esquimalt Lagoon on Saturday and every picnic table, some logs and rocks had people enjoying the scenery and the food from 6 food trucks parked there. 


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Posted 20 July 2021 - 07:48 AM

Why does Clover Pt. even need that fence there? Dallas Road used to be basically windswept grass and the sea. Now it's fencing, light standards, signs telling us what to do, shrubs, more pavement, planted trees, hacked-away wild areas, fencing, and more fencing. It's lost its wild appeal and is citified now. Definitely less appealing. 


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#686 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 07:48 AM

Why does Clover Pt. even need that fence there? Dallas Road used to be basically windswept grass and the sea. Now it's fencing, light standards, signs telling us what to do, shrubs, more pavement, planted trees, hacked-away wild areas, fencing, and more fencing. It's lost its wild appeal and is citified now. Definitely less appealing. 

 

agree.



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Posted 20 July 2021 - 08:19 AM

Why does Clover Pt. even need that fence there? Dallas Road used to be basically windswept grass and the sea. Now it's fencing, light standards, signs telling us what to do, shrubs, more pavement, planted trees, hacked-away wild areas, fencing, and more fencing. It's lost its wild appeal and is citified now. Definitely less appealing. 

 

Does it get more use now though?


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Posted 20 July 2021 - 10:13 AM

Why does Clover Pt. even need that fence there? Dallas Road used to be basically windswept grass and the sea. Now it's fencing, light standards, signs telling us what to do, shrubs, more pavement, planted trees, hacked-away wild areas, fencing, and more fencing. It's lost its wild appeal and is citified now. Definitely less appealing.


It was ‘citified’ way back when they put in the parking lot on a tiny spit of land overlooking a sensitive bird sanctuary. At this point they should just turn that whole stretch of Dallas Road into a English style seaside strip, complete with nightclubs, bars, tea rooms, tacky tourists attractions, fish and chip shops, second rate carnival attractions with thousands of drunk and obnoxious UK vacationers milling about. We’ll need plenty of direct flights to make the latter happen.

Esquimalt Lagoon might have better luck achieving that goal though, already has tons of parking, a freeway running through it, food trucks - just throw in a Ferris wheel and you’re half way there.
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Posted 20 July 2021 - 10:17 AM

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 10:51 AM

/\ there you go! I’m thinking grander though.. imagine all that housing being converted along Dallas road to higher density, with more hotels and attractions. We could put carnival rides and the Ferris wheel on the grassy part overlooking the cliffs. Imagine if we could pull off a Blackpool down there!

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#691 Rob Randall

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 11:23 AM

We went to Blackpool in 2019 and it's a lot more derelict than that photo suggests. But I agree in general with your idea.


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Posted 20 July 2021 - 11:27 AM

cheap unregulated airfare to france and spain etc. killed off a lot of the attraction of the british seaside resort towns.

 

southport is another one.

 

https://en.wikipedia.../wiki/Southport


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Posted 20 July 2021 - 03:23 PM

this afternoon...a bit blustery but the park benches were full and the car stalls completely empty...

 

no, wait....

 

i got that backwards!!

 

 

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#694 tommy

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 03:25 PM

...but Clovehenge was packed with people...

 

 

 

  NOT!

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#695 JohnsonStBridge

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 03:39 PM

It will fill up over picnic hour. 


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Posted 21 July 2021 - 07:34 AM

Seagull wind picnic
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Posted 21 July 2021 - 08:01 AM

Swung by the hot dog guy on Store Street yesterday, grabbed a tube steak and headed to Clover Point for lunch.

No available parking for abled bodies.(10 or 12 spots total...really?) Lots of parking available for disabled.

Parked on the grass but felt too uncomfortable to enjoy my lunch and the view was the pump station.  

 

Nobody else there. Thank you City of Victoria. You took a time honored delightful experience and turned it into something that nobody is interested in. You people and your identity politics are taking the fun out of living here. You couldn't organize a coffee break on a one man raft. 

 

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 08:45 AM

Arnold's experience is much like mine, and again, why I drive all the way to Esquimalt Lagoon when I want to watch the water and boats and people and dogs while having a snack and tea.

 

At what point does this get declared a failed experiment?  People have been itching to 'get back to normal' for a long time now, combined with a building culture of grabbing take-away and finding somewhere nice outdoors to eat Picnic Point should be packed with people.  But it's not.  


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Posted 21 July 2021 - 09:01 AM

I guess when you arrive only to find all the picnic tables being used, you can perch yourself on one of these comfy rocks.

I like the pointy one.

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 09:04 AM

It's possible the plan all along was to devise the worst pedestrian/picnic experience possible in order to FULLY remove all pavement and parking by next year. I mean who in their right mind would think unprotected picnic tables on a hot parking lot would be a good idea?

By over committing to handicapped parking they'll also be able to say that's stats show available parking was full only 50% of the time so they can close down the remaining spots and tell folks to park along Dallas Road instead while eating their tube steak.
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