The bottom in Kailua Bay is patches of sand mixed with lava rock with marine
growth, including coral
, growing on it. Virtually impossible to drop a hook with enough scope
not to have the chain drag across the non sandy areas. Another case of a Green Weanie trying to protect something that really doesn't need protecting. It's not a coral
reef and won't be in a couple hundred lifetimes, if ever. The wave action especially in the winter throws boulders around the bottom doing way way more damage. With Kealakekua Bay being designated a marine
sanctuary with no anchoring
, Kailua Bay is the only reasonably safe anchorage along 20 miles or more of coastline in either direction.
Sounds like the judge made a wise decision giving out a minimal fine. We've had a number of large yachts, including Octopus's tender
, anchored over the winter. Dobn't know whether they were anchored too far out for the do gooder to make a complaint or this is just this guys new crusade.
In any case, if they are going to enforce the no anchor
damage to Kailua Bay, DOBOR needs to install transient moorings for visiting yachts to tie up to. If they don't do that, every visiting yacht will be subject to gotcha's, generated by misguided picture taking wankers, every time the current
shifts. Someone, don't know if it's him, also turned in the local canoe clubs when tide and wind
caused their race
marker buoys to shift from the sandy areas. Might be the last time this wanker takes any more pictures as the bruddah's don't like mainland malahini imports messing with their traditional cultural pursuits.