In many posts, and in some on-the-beach discussions, I see or hear inquiries
about sailing sites such as, "How are the locals?" or "Are the locals
friendly?".One father seemed downright AFRAID to camp in the Gorge with his
What's triggering this? Aren't almost all locals "friendly"? Who's not
"friendly", except in inner-city ghettos? I mean, we all know by now that
camping at Jones Beach near Clatskenie on the Columbia west of the Gorge is
Russian roulette, but isn't that rare? Do that many of you feel
uncomfortable, even plum worried, when sailing or camping? Are things that
bad outside the movies and the worst big cities? Am I that naiive, or have I
just lived in the right places all these decades?
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