Saturday pelagic trip parking issues

Tomorrow, Saturday, is the scheduled pelagic trip from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. out of Mission Bay. Unfortunately there is also a marathon being run tomorrow morning in the Mission Bay area, and they have closed off tomorrow morning already starting at 3:00 a.m. all of the diagonal parking slots out on the street that us birders often heavily use. This means the only parking will be either in the landing parking lot, which in a check today was totally full, or one takes the parallel parking slots on the same side of the road as the landing, but those will very quickly be full. So check out such slots before you get to the landing or go beyond the landing and just beyond the conference center where the bird festival takes place and look for spots beyond that. You should strongly consider carpooling and then dropping the people and supplies off at the landing and then the one driver goes off to try to find parking and which might require a moderate walk back to the dock. Please plan accordingly and arrive a little extra early.

Paul Lehman & Dave Povey, San Diego