We all know this old chestnut from Mark Twain: “If you don’t like the weather in New England, just wait a few minutes.” This year, a “few minutes” only seemed to make things colder.
As public access to the water shrinks, waterfront property is becoming more valuable and rare, bringing the focus of boating accessibility to the forefront. Mention the word “dockominium”, the concept of selling slips rather than leasing, and you will get strong opinions on this topic.
More often than not I side with the environmental groups because I want to breathe fresh air and keep out of harm’s way from the thousands of contaminants that find their way on our land and in our waterways. But here’s one time I do take a huge exception with the environmental advocates.
Water access – I’m glad to see industry media attention being paid to water access. It’s not as emotional an issue as “Take Me Fishing,” but it’s just as important to boating.