With the great weather and the holidays, the first two days of the new year almost felt like summer. These were also the first two days of our new Marine Protected Areas. It was great to see so many people enjoying themselves on the beach, exploring the tidepools and despite the cold water, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, surfing and SUP boarding. In other words, it was a normal day at the beach.
I guess the many people quoted in the press warning that the new marine reserves would limit these activities were either misinformed or just fear mongering.
I was out snorkeling and enjoying our new marine reserve and look forward to observing the restoration of the marine habitat through my dive mask over the coming years.
Sandy Dildine, Laguna Beach