Taking the backroads on a fine Sonoma County Mothers Day, our family spotted this on Slusser Road near the Airport.

Discarded boat on Slusser Road near the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport, Sunday May 12, 2013. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013

Why do people dump their unwanted items on the side of Sonoma County’s rural roads?  In the miles I’ve driven in the past few months, a lot more garbage is showing up. Willowside Road in Santa Rosa is another favorite dumping ground.  In the last week I’ve spotted a mini fridge, a TV set, clothes, garbage and a chest of drawers.  Obviously the items were tossed from a moving vehicle.

Whoever dumped the boat on the side of the road had a sense of humor though, by tying the vessel to a fence post and dislodging it from whatever sort of trailer was used.

Come on though, can’t you just take it to a salvage yard?

-Kent Porter