Letters: Tourism needed

Scenic views are often hidden from tourists along West Coast Road

People can see a long tunnel of trees just about anywhere in B.C. driving down just about any old logging road.

What they don’t  actually see, is a world-class view of the sea, and, in the distance, the hills and mountains along the U.S. coastline.

This tourist-drawing view is what is obscured by the long tunnel of trees running from Jordan River to Port Renfrew, except at one tiny opening where Ender Ilkay has logged to the road.

This is how you kill tourism in these parts. You hide the spectacular view, and you prevent an ardent, willing, and moneyed developer from constructing any tourist infrastructure that would accommodate and further attract even more tourists.

I know there is no use me saying this, but; there is no sense in touting tourism in your wish list of economic projections, and then to determinedly prevent the “disease” of tourism, from taking root and spreading.

I know that south Island citizens are unable to see the schism in this attitude – and can offer no remedy for that attitude.

I have no idea where you think you are headed and only say – good luck if you get there because as in one of Yogi Berra’s lines, “When you come to a fork in the road – take it” or as Homer Simpson would say, “Doh!”

N.E. MacNab

Shirley

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