Today in Newport
harbor we made the grave mistake of forgetting to pay our $15.00 mooring
fee for 26 hours. As my wife skiffed back to the boat
she was greeted with 4 ******* sheriff's deputies, very agressive and militant, as they were chaining our boat
to the mooring
ball. She offered to pay, right on the spot, but they wouldn't accept any money
and they wouldn't accept a credit card number over the phone
and in fact they couldn't accept any money
from her under any conditions, it had to be me and me only because my name was on the original receipt. She called the harbor office and the rude lady who answered the phone
lied to her and said that if I got to the office right away there would be no impound fee. As soon as I could return to the boat I made the very long trip in to their office, it's over 3 miles of 5 mph zone and learned that we had to pay a $150.00 impound fee as well as the whopping $15.00 that was overdue.
We pulled into Newport
to complete a long list of repairs
and to spend money but we're leaving now and we'll spend our boat bucks in Oceanside, Dana Point
, and San Diego
Screw these people.