To the editor:
Enjoying the full moon rise over a roaring beach campfire is one of the best summer activities on our fair isle. Just because we are surrounded by water though, does not mean that we don’t have to follow the rudimentaries of fire safety. Tuesday’s brush fire at Strawberry Hill park is but a small reminder.
Last Tuesday morning, while walking at Pritchard Park, I came upon a well-used campfire site that was in full smolder in the morning breeze. Living up on the ridge as I do, with acres of dry grass and forest in between, I was concerned and frankly quite peeved over the lack of care of the previous night’s revelers, who also happened to leave a bunch of garbage behind. As I put the fire out, I knew I just had to say something.
Please folks, enjoy our beach. Enjoy the view, the sun and the waves. Just please clean up your mess afterwards so that your two- and four-footed neighbors — and you! — can stay safe and continue to enjoy these oh-so-scenic island treasures. Thank you.