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Weren’t we blessed by the Lord with beautiful weather over Memorial Day weekend? Cool, sunny, breezy, and perfect for outdoor activities.
I got to float Hatchet Creek and see the Cahaba lilies while they were still in bloom. Delightful.
Until I got to the access point at King’s Bridge.
Now, even though this is private property, public access at this spot works through cooperation. People drive in, load or unload their boats, and then drive out and leave their rigs parked along the road so that others can use the access. People sometimes clean the place up on their own time, and someone even built steps to help get up and down the creek bank.
Buzzards are taught about sharing and cooperation while they are in the nest. Well, some people weren’t raised as well. On Sunday morning there were parked cars, tents and even a campfire blocking the steps.
People were having to unload boats down a steep gully at risk of injury. It is people like this that can ruin a good thing, create a need for rules and laws, or perhaps result in the loss of use of this private property. Bad apples spoiling the whole scene.
And litter. How many times have I wailed about litter? Anywhere, but especially in a place where visitors to our county frequent. There is absolutely no logic in litter. Except that only ugly people litter.
Looking ahead to summer, I’m going to be your eye in the sky.
Editor’s note: Readers can submit “Letters to Buzzy” and “Ask Buzzy” via mail to The Coosa County News; P.O. Box 99; Rockford, AL 35136; or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any correspondence received will be promptly passed along to Coosa County’s favorite buzzard.