There is so much more that can be said about the tourism debate covered on the front page and adjacent in the Voxpop.
For some of us tourists are a necessary evil that we have to put up with over the holiday period, but for others they are the lifeline sustaining their very existence.
And with the decline of all other industries, there can be no denying that towns like Narooma and Bermagui are increasingly reliant on the tourist dollar.
Gone are the days when families slowly trundled up and down the highway in a station wagon or bus coach, stopping in several towns along the way.
Nowadays, if they are not taking advantage of the exchange rate and heading off on a cruise, they want a destination where they come and stay in comfort, either in their own van or in a holiday house or cabin.
So I guess we need to do more aggressive marketing to make Narooma a destination and to focus on the positives – which is our pristine environment.
Sure the Narooma bar crossing does not help, but to some degree it is a Catch 22 because what makes us such a destination for many is the fact we have empty beaches and relatively untouched fishing grounds.
So crack the tourism code or develop the coast anymore and we could be killing the goose that laid the golden egg- and the last thing we want to do is spoil it for the tourists let alone ourselves!