Editor: On a 'peaceful' sunny day recently, my husband and I went to have a coffee outside on a pleasant cafe deck in Davis Bay to enjoy that part of the wonderful seascape that weenjoyon the Sunshine Coast.
As we drove down to Davis Bay we werealarmed to see our proposed view obstructed by distracting, white birdlike-pieces of paper flapping on the end on thin rods attached toseemingly every post along the beach.There were a few people milling around a gigantic sign that stated 'honk for peace.' Incredibly, thisoxymoronic request was answered by a number of 'moronic' horns. I understand that this is not a one time event. Pity the poor people that live and workin Davis Baywho are subject to this incessant noise.Those of us who come to visit don't have to stay. Wecan and did leave.
Now I am all for peace in the world,my neighbourhood, my family and within myself, but I do associate peace with quiet. I am also against pollution. Physical pollution can 'usually' and 'hopefully' be dealt with, whereas visual pollution and noise pollution are something else. Surely this group of 'Peace-nix' can find other more productive and less invasive ways to promote their cause. Does flapping around,causing noise and interrupting the panorama on an otherwisedbeautiful, serene beach in Davis Bay really do the job?