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Default Re: Changes You've Witnessed in S Surf ...

Having been Navy trained recruits are taught to abandon ship in wool because it keeps you warm when wet. A consequence is that when I went to beach fishing, around the same time I enlisted in the Naval reserve, I wore my Navy issue wool sweater. My Coast Guard daughter, Susan, keep me in those wool sweaters which I have worn all my life and wear them today even in hunting. Poly against the skin and wool over is truly survival gear. But Hook still has a point on better garment choices. Clothing has continued to evolve, especially in footwear.
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The National Park Service has done more to reduce beach access than it ever did to enhance it. Surfcasting was much better, access-wise, before the rangers with guns came to impose fees. That was not a good change.
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Default Re: Changes You've Witnessed in S Surf ...

I really liked during the "government shutdown" how Sandy Hook (which is "sand" except for the buildings) was "closed" with a gate down, and a guard (supposedly able to work as a "mandatory" staff) keeping folks out.

Makes no sense.
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