Goldie has always been a pain in the butt and a god in his own eyes, but imho, he's seriously gone around the bend.
Here's a taste of the article at today's 'lectronic latitude.
Norm Goldie On New Navigation Rules
October 8, 2010 – San Blas, Mexico
"No boaters will give instructions to visiting vessels who desire to enter or find moorings in the San Blas Estuary."
"No diagrams or pirated satellite images
are to be used [for navigation], as they are useless and in many ways confusing."
This is what Norm Goldie of San Blas tells us a "high ranking SCT official" told him. One, of course, must always consider the source of claims of this nature. As long time Latitude
readers know, the aging ex-New Yorker never backs away from a good squabble with cruisers, and has liked to think he's had a monopoly on guiding cruisers into and around San Blas. Many cruisers have used his services over the years, and quite a few have appreciated it. Others have found Goldie to be overbearing. Then there are those independent cruisers and groups of criusers who like to 'discover' places on their own. Goldie seems to take this as a personal insult. The ones who have really incurred the wrath of Goldie, however, are those who have dared to offer information or satelitte images
to help other cruisers — even if they are old friends — enter the estuary.
more laughs at:
Latitude 38 - 'Lectronic Latitude