Really ticked off at the SD Game, Fish and Parks (SDGFP)..last few years I've put up with the rules they have established..Need a permit..ok..the folks at the office would give me the permit..usually make it good for all summer..fine..Use of Metal Detector ONLY authorized on the beach areas of the park..and only on certain beaches and only during the hours of 6:00am until noon. OK, I can understand they don't want the beach goers to be bothered by me as I swing over them as they try to sunbathe..so I would go early, be done by noon...would be nice to go after work but rules are rules..
Just got back from their office to get this summer's permit...NEW RULES..ONLY for use Monday-Friday (never on the weekend, no matter what time of the day)and only between 8:00am and 10:00am and you have to renew the permit every 30 days!!! I'm so ticked...the NY in me came out..had to has the guy "So let me ask you..do you tell the little kiddies who bring sand scoops, etc, they can't dig after 10:00am?".."Well, no"...."What's the difference" I ask..."Don't know, sir"...
I'm going to write the area director..and will probably do no good but will make me feel better...ok, I'm done venting..thanks for listening..