Weekends are a necessary attribute of modern life. Work hard then recreate and/or in preparation for another work week commitment. Alas, I ventured out, this Victoria long weekend, to relish a day of fly fishing. I headed to my favourite trout waters only to the error of my ways. My lovely lake is not MINE. I usually share my solitary respite with only the Common Loons and Osprey. Today, I could not even carry my humble float tube and rods. I was greeted by multiple vehicles, trailers and RV of every genus, a dozens of people. Not smiling or waving but huddled in lawn chairs with raincoats and plenty of Cdn Club!
On the responsibility point, people need to respect nature more. I know they receive zero guidance, education or supervision these days but people need to also pick up some dutifulness. Drink less. Clean up your junk. Don’t damage our trees and wilderness and campaign for more awareness.
- don’t assume beautiful BC is as wondrous as it was in 1974.
- Don’t think you can outsmart long weekends.
- Stay home and paint.
- Wait until one retires, and go fishing Tuesday’s.
- Write MP, MLA, Mayors advocate for improvements to recreation assets