Don’t you just love the beach, and bonfires? Even better is a bonfire on the beach as you listen to the crackling fire, and waves hit the shore, as you sit nestled with your feet in the sand.
Years ago, about thirty to be exact (I’m no spring chicken), I was at the beach at night; never you mind what I was doing there. Also, that summer there were a lot of underage kids drinking on the beaches at night. Local law enforcement was out in droves doing beach sweeps picking up minors who were drinking. I was in my 20s at the time, so I wasn’t one of the minors they were targeting.
I watched a whole slew of sheriff’s deputies approach a large bonfire and bring all the kids up to the parking lot. They all received a summons to appear in court. I suspect their parents were also called that night. I was also swept up in the “sting.” I explained to the deputy that I was neither drinking nor underage.
Apparently though I missed the sign that said that park closed at dark. Alas, I too received a summons to appear in court. However, my ticket said that I was on the beach at 4pm, not 4am. [Read more…] about Beach Bonfires