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hurricane marie flushes out oside harbor resident

Friday, August 29th, 2014

When “John” (real name James) moved into his waterside residence in Oceanside Harbor, he was thrilled. Unlimited ocean breezes, free rent, nearby bathroom scrubbed twice a day, and apart from the occasional clouds of dust and loud noises invading from Camp Pendleton, the military base just across the fence, life was good.

Except now John is really angry no one had warned him about the dangers of living in a flood zone. It was a dark and stormy night when Hurricane Marie let herself into his bedroom. At first he just enjoyed her as another wet dream. He’s grown accustomed to those in his Oside Paradise. Who could blame him. But as more waves broke into his bedroom, he barely had time to save his own soul. All possessions had to be left behind for the ocean to claim. With a higher jetty, or posted signs, the City could have prevented this tragedy, and an impending lawsuit.

Luckily for John, the recently installed aid dispensers (a.k.a. Rapid Donation Kiosks – thank you Sea Star Sportfishing!) are refilled several times a day by generous boating merrymakers, who leave scraps behind for the boatless. The lazy and the drunk just drop them nearby.


oceanside harbor tsunami a non-event, yet again.

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Santa Cruz Harbor, not so good…

neptune’s wrath

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Better to sneak in during the day, when the harbor patrol is more likely to be in the harbor. Beach landings are so panga.

Smooth Operator II (Navigator 56), beached just south of the Oceanside Harbor entrance South Jetty, Feb. 8th & 9th, 2010.

The June 13th, 2009 ketch grounding happened in the exact same spot, due to the skipper’s misreading of lights. The boat was tossed from side to side all night – more dramatically than the short video shows – but the boat was refloated with the tide.

February 11th update:

Oceanside Harbor – a social anthropologist’s wet dream.

A local slip brokerage took little time to scrub their website of all traces of the accused skipper’s existence. He had already become the subject of  celebrity-worthy vitriol, anonymous mob justice laden with class warfare undertones, on the local internets. It’s just a boat, harbortards* and panganistas**! (*Harbortard is an trademark. **Panganista is a sour male owner of a small boat, who knows he will never have a big one.)