Temecula, California — Locals recently found a large boat abandoned in Temecula Wine Country. It’s not the first time a large item has been dropped off a secluded dirt road, but according to one Reddit user, he’s one of the strangest things ever left there. is certain.
Residents say the location is frequented by off-road drivers and hikers and is behind several wineries. It offers beautiful views of the mountains and a reflective pool that fills up when it rains. So a photo posted on Reddit sparked funny comments when the boat was spotted near a small pond.
“Maybe we’re waiting for a flood?” wrote one poster.
Still, large-scale dumping at the foot of Mount Temecula is nothing out of the ordinary. Some locals do their best to keep the area clean from debris, but most are not receptive to doing so.
“Needless to say, this is the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen come down here,” he said.
A beautiful little lake for photographers and outdoor enthusiasts, unfortunately it has also become a well-known ‘garbage dump’.
This is “a small off-road trail area and one of the few trail areas left in our area,” said another tipper.
The boat looks in pretty good shape. The tag had not been updated since 2019, and it was unclear whether the ship had been stolen or abandoned.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Temecula Police Service is aware of its existence, along with the hull identification number, and can help locate the boat’s rightful owner if it is reported stolen.
There were no witnesses or cameras, and it is unclear when the boat was left there, officials said.
Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant Sean Pourier told Patch that he plans to consider removing the boat, and cleanup work could be done with state grants.
Meanwhile, a Reddit poster suggests that if the owner knows it’s there, it should be removed before the sheriff’s department can issue a fine.
All jokes about why the boat is there aside, Mike has one final word of caution for everyone who enjoys this sprawling wine country property.