Anonymous letter from local Scribe and Spirit.
I am a local with roots here on our shore as well as a resident in the town of Cape Charles. As of lately, we have seen a lot of developments and a lot of disappointments. Our water although never tasty has never stunk this badly.
I find this unacceptable with the new addition of the water treatment plant. If it could be tolerated before it certainly cannot be tolerated now.
The dredging of our beaches has expanded our drop off zones and created changes in current. Most locals with children tend to hover at the north end of the beach where the “coves” are located. The children don’t have to go out so far to be in waist-deep water, the sand there is not as extensive as at the southern tip which keeps them further away from the drop off zone.
However this year I have seen numerous tourists fishing there in our coves which deters our children as a fish hook in an eye could lead to serious injury and we have a perfectly good fish pier. The bait does not only lure fish but sharks as well.
Educated people know this. Locals know this as most are watermen.
Aggressive animals are also found on our beaches without regards to the posted laws that state no animal should be on the beach between 9 am and 9 pm. Why doesn’t our local law enforcement monitor our beaches where tons of people gather during the season?
Is the local enforcement for locals or for all?
The greed in the eyes of the town overlooks our safety and comfort. Please uphold the law Cape Charles. Citizens of the town please elect a local, a from here not a come here.
There can be a good balance between growth and respect, following the law and safety… we must find it.