Funny, but have you seen the pics ?Captain Kyle said:
the dike is closed indefinately. there is no access allowed to the dike for the general public until repairs are made.lordbater said:I'd like to see the pics myself. I sail my Hobie down there frequently. We only need a small piece of beach to launch from (not being selfish, just wondering). Are they restricting access? Is the road navigable? for that matter, is there a freaking road?
On a lighter note, according to the powers that be in TC, the TCD is closed indefinately. That place was completely devistated. Ike may well have been the storm that starts a fee for entrance onto the TCD and Skyline Drive, at least I hope it works out that way. I am all for paying a daily, monthly or even a yearly sticker fee for access to a place I know is safer that previous years. With that being said, TC officials need to get it right and they need to not let politics get in the way of what could turn out to be somewhat of a revenue maker for the city. A new road (wider, one middle turn lane), more trash receptacles and a better police presence/enforcement would go along way in a making the TCD a safer place to camp. As a nonTC resident I know I won't have any say into what I think TC elected officials should do, I will just hope/pray they don't mess it up. I would probably be willing to pay as much as $50 per year for access if they do it right. That's like having a TP&W state parks pass. Come to think of it, why not let TP&W take it over as a state park? That way my pass is good there too! Anyway, just my .02 and I am sure others might have some very good suggestions for improving an area that really needs it. We will see!Captain Kyle said:
I'm alcohol free so I don't often think about that angle. If it would keep the drunks off the beach and the road to it, I could live with it..lordbater said:I'm all for charging a fee, however, I don't think I agree with the state park idea, last thing I knew about SP's they were alcohol free zones, and when it comes to my cat, it runs on beer, da mn near 20 miles/gallon!!
That was my next question, is it still functioning as it's primary purpose. So the granite rocks are mostly?, completely? intact?mastercylinder said:there is virtually no chance that the dike will be turned over to the state for use as a park. first and foremost, the dike is functional, not recreational. it was built initially for the purpose of protecting the texas city ship channel from silting in. the fact that we get to recreate on it is just a bonus.