Having returned to Coronado in June, once again my car is coated with a coal black somewhat oily residue. I’ve heard a few theories — it’s the ships or it’s the aircraft.
I can wash my car and within 24 hours, wiping the morning dew, there’s the residue. In 48 hours it’s worse. Recently I went through a self service car wash with a cycle of water and soap, holding the nozzle close to the car for maximum pressure followed by a thorough rinse. After driving a mile to let most of the water evaporate, I pulled over and wiped the car down with rags — coal black residue! Even after the wash and rinse.
We love Coronado. That’s why we returned. I tell my children it’s halfway to heaven. But that means I’m breathing this black stuff 24/7. I can’t imagine it’s not harmful. One thought. If it’s aircraft, why don’t they at least fly a 100 yards off the shore on both sides of the island? Yes, instead of directly over the beaches!
I spoke to the City Council and am hopeful they’ll pursue a resolution.
VOL. 112, NO. 45 - Nov. 9, 2022