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Drumdum
03-08-2008, 01:49 PM
This was a gathering that many surffishermen and women came to.. Rob,with the help of Jody contacted many fisherpersons for a show of concern about the beach access situation. It was 40kt winds and raining sideways at times,with sand all in your teeth.. Va Pilot and other newspapers were represented and taking interviews.
There were over a hundred trucks at this gathering,speaking our peace,and letting the world know what kind of impact this injuction would have. From residents to folks that had to drive 8hrs to get there,all were represented..
IMHO,considering the conditions,and noone fishing,with the exception of Dirty Hands Lopez,I'd say it was a success..

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d195/Drumdum/gathering3.jpg


http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d195/Drumdum/gathering2.jpg


http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d195/Drumdum/gathering1.jpg

For this many to have shown up as a show of concern on our part,was quite impressive,imho. Hopefully we'll get good unbias press coverage from this.. ;)

A huge thankyou goes out to all that attended.. :)

fishinmama
03-08-2008, 03:22 PM
good showing DD ... sorry i couldn't be there .... as fine a group of 'beach bums' as you'd ever want to know! kudos to those who weathered the elements for this peaceful protest!
hope these voices will be heard in the media!

Cdog
03-08-2008, 05:31 PM
On the way down I wondered how many people would be out there with the conditions what they were.

Is was great to see so many people brave the weather to show our support.

Big thanks to Rob and Jody for setting this up!

basstardo
03-08-2008, 07:59 PM
Makes me with I could have made it down now. :redface:

Newsjeff
03-08-2008, 09:02 PM
Nice job eveyone.

Special thanks to Jody and Rob.

(And damn, Shooter, you put the UG ... in UGLY.) :p

RuddeDogg
03-08-2008, 10:46 PM
Way to go guys. Great job.

Shooter
03-09-2008, 03:35 AM
Catman32 and myself made the trip and even with a little wind :eek: it was a good trip and well worth having to pick sand out of every place on me http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u84/feeshenfool/th_e87bc987.jpg (http://s166.photobucket.com/albums/u84/feeshenfool/?action=view&current=e87bc987.pbr)

POMPINOLOVER
03-09-2008, 07:52 AM
Glad it was a good showing ... and a thank you from me to all that attended , I was not able to , I was with yall in spirt...D

hellbent
03-09-2008, 10:09 AM
The flags were a great touch.

notso
03-10-2008, 12:00 PM
I tried to make it, but they shut the Ocoke ferry down until 1pm, so every one was gone by the time I got there. :(

CrawFish
03-10-2008, 03:17 PM
Brilliant!!!

Sorry I couldn't be there with y'all.

fishinmama
03-11-2008, 01:22 PM
Virginia Pilot coverage of event -- nice story & upbeat comments on it too!:)

http://hamptonroads.com/2008/03/rally-revs-outer-banks-beach-driving-debate

hifu
03-12-2008, 12:21 PM
Great job everyone. We are all definetaly behind you up here in the mountain state.