Beaches Draw Families With Model Cars

Beware, the recreation loving families are likely to be chased away by the tidepool nazis.

From as far away as Oroville, members of the Nor-Cal RC (radio-controlled) Rock Crawling Club packed their diminutive trucks, controllers and tool boxes for the first competition of 2009 on the rocks just below Ocean View Boulevard near Acropolis Street.

Why there?

“The rocks,” said Rob Taylor-Shaw, a computer systems engineer from Marina, as the bright morning sun began to burn off the morning chill.

Wrapped in jackets and sitting on a couple of beach chairs not far from Sunday morning’s rock-crawling action were Lisa Gammon of Petaluma and Tiffany Heil of Rohnert Park.

Gammon said her husband, Erik, was competing, as was Heil’s boyfriend, Lance Herlund. The two women have been seeing each other at competitions from more than a year.

“It sure is a nice day, and you can’t beat the view,” Gammon said.

Beaches Draw Families With Model Cars