This weekend signals the official start of the boating season, and literally millions of people will be on the water during Memorial Day weekend. Previously known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day is the time to remember those who gave their lives while serving this great nation. Let's not forget to thank those who are serving now, and especially any veteran whom you may know.
However, this weekend is one of the largest boating times of the year, and thousands will be on the water around Newport Harbor and off our coast. I am anticipating good boating conditions, with swells in the Pacific to be 3- to 4-feet from the west with a 2-foot swell from the south, and moderate afternoon winds.
I want everyone to know boating safely especially because today is the end of Safe Boating Week. Boater education is important and helps to decrease what I call "Goofy goes sailing" syndromes, where one leaves his common sense at the dock. I hope everyone has a great weekend. I will be enjoying beautiful Lake Arrowhead at my lakeview cabin.