It’s mid-March, which means one of 2 things:
- Beach season is close at hand.
- We’re due for a blizzard.
We’ll choose the beach. Which makes it a good time to post an email from an alert — and forward-looking — “06880” reader. She writes:
I don’t want to change the way the beach looks. But FIX THE BATHROOMS!
We need faucets with handles you can turn on or off. The push-down ones from 30 years ago are difficult for an aging person with arthritis, or anyone who wants to just wash their hands.
We also need easier-to-use toilet paper holders, with rolls that roll well.
The sinks should be lower, for small kids to use easily. Now they need a parent or caretaker to lift them up.
It’s ridiculous how disgraceful those restrooms are.
But wait! There’s more! Our reader is just getting started:
Add Adirondack-style chairs, in natural wood. Darien’s Weed Beach and Pear Tree Point have them.
Build a few more shade pergolas or gazebos. Put one near the corner of the marina and kayak launch, and one in the middle of South Beach.
New picnic tables would be nice. Or have Parks and Rec fully sand the existing ones, to remove rough spots and splinters.
Also, bring in some more soft sand. Or use machines to remove so many rocks.
Our “06880” reader concludes:
If you post this on your blog, I’m sure you’ll get some comments.
I’m sure too! Just click “Comments” to add your thoughts.
And do it today. Beach season is just around the corner.
Or a blizzard.