Every spring the seals arrive at Hopkins to have babies and signs get posted informing people to stay away. Looks like Jim Willoughby has awoke from his winter hibernation and is suddenly outraged that someone would post the signs on the railing along the rec trail.
Anyone walking along the trail early this month could not have missed the proliferation of 11 obtrusive and intimidating signs adjacent to the Hopkins Marine Station fence. Some were unusually large red inflammatory signs with a foreboding warning against entry to the coastline beyond that point.
Let’s go back to 2012 when the city erected a green lath fence in this same area, blocking the viewshed and access to the beach. For some unknown reason, the city added a white plastic fence next to the green lath fence, creating an eyesore. Since then, the green lath fence has been removed and replaced with a permanent wooden rail fence, which is now posted with warning signs.
Well, what can we expect? The rec trail is a place where many more signs can be found, some that are downright ugly or tacky. Where is the outrage Willoughby?
Signs to sucker the tourists
Signs for vandals to decorate
More signs to to sucker tourists
Go back to bed Jim and call when you can do something that really matters.