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Old 05-13-2019, 04:34 PM
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Default Here we go again! Bunces Pass edition

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/r...safety-reasons

A truly great place to spend a Saturday is about to get turned into another bird sanctuary where alcohol is prohibited....
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Not again!


Put some lights on it, someone might hit it.
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you just cant have nice things.
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Send the bird lady to passage key..
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Huh??

“It is a very big problem and people are loving this area to death,” said Margeson.
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Originally Posted by Sailfish_WC View Post
Huh??

“It is a very big problem and people are loving this area to death,” said Margeson.
and what is wrong with that? why cant boaters enjoy a little piece of sand too, don't we spend enough money in fuel, insurance, registrations/fees and grocery's to the local economy to deserve a little piece of heaven too? its ridiculous !

Besides, its almost completely under water in the high,high tides, not to mention storms. i don't think any bird would want to nest there.
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I’ve never understood the correlation between nesting birds and my wife having a glass of wine at the beach. We live in a society where alcohol consumption is widely accepted but for some reason it always comes up in environmental debates like this.

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Its the dogs man... she hates the dogs..

Well I guess if you can't beach your boat, you can just motor around create more pollution and up the probability of hitting a manatee..
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They make it sound as if boaters ate a bunch of dirt bags.
Have you ever seen the aftermath of junk on the ground at FT Desoto Park on a sunny weekend??
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They have probably 1/3 of Egmont, supposedly all of Passage Key, and now they will get that area as well. Where will boaters go? Cannot have alcohol on Shell Key. Won't be allowed to have alcohol there. No alcohol on Egmont. No people on Passage although I saw a ton of people posted up with umbrellas when I was over there a couple weeks ago.....

All of these places are getting too crowded as it is for hangout spots.
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Originally Posted by thejeepguy87 View Post
They have probably 1/3 of Egmont, supposedly all of Passage Key, and now they will get that area as well. Where will boaters go? Cannot have alcohol on Shell Key. Won't be allowed to have alcohol there. No alcohol on Egmont. No people on Passage although I saw a ton of people posted up with umbrellas when I was over there a couple weeks ago.....

All of these places are getting too crowded as it is for hangout spots.
We will have to create enough noise to the county and outweigh the vocal minority. Watch the video in the article. The gentleman being interviewed works for the county and it’s easy to read his feelings on this island....
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The county won't care. It will become part of Ft. Desoto and they will ban alcohol, dogs off leashes, and it will lose popularity.
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The county won't care. It will become part of Ft. Desoto and they will ban alcohol, dogs off leashes, and it will lose popularity.
Or worse, they can shut it off like part of Egmont or Passage and turn it into a bird sanctuary because they don't want to patrol it...
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I sometimes forget how lucky we are in north Pinellas....things don't seem as bad up here. And if you want to get loud, there are lots of spoil islands along the ICW where you rarely get noticed.
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The water is not nearly as nice on the icw than the gulf.
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Shell key round 2. Bummer
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Or worse, they can shut it off like part of Egmont or Passage and turn it into a bird sanctuary because they don't want to patrol it...
Egmont is pretty heavily patrolled. I'm not sure about passage. Haven't been there in years since I don't like sausage.

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We anchored at passage 3 weeks ago as egmont and bunces were packed. No patrolling at all there. We stayed off the beach so didn't see any sausage. The boat next to us had some topless ladies.

I was amazed how many people were on the beach considering it is supposedly a sanctuary.
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Grew up in St. Pete and glad I got to enjoy Egmont and Shell in the 70's and 80's and actually lived on a small island across from Shell Island for 3 years from 1993-95. It was really nice back then and not nearly as much chaos. Nowadays it's a zoo everywhere and I could care less to be around the crowds...this place is looking more like South Florida every day.
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Sucks its the best sandbar in the area

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