July 22, 2013
On this morning, John and I drove separately and parked at each end of our access; thus meeting in the middle. Why did we do this? Because we were in a hurry. I have accepted a contract position for 68 days at Camp LeJeune and I have to be done quickly in order to make it to the base on time. Getting to the beach so early meant that it was still quite dark and we were not able to see as much trash. Plus, we were more focused on being able to locate tracks. Once the sun rays lit the sky, we did not have as much time to collect the trash. However, we still filled 3/4 of a reusable bag.
Due to my rush, I did not stop to take pics on the beach. However, I did take a picture of the view from Airlie Road on my way home. Sure wish I had time to SUP on that slick water! Aren't we so lucky to live in this beautiful place? Let's protect it all we can!
Our trash included:
23 food wrappers (9 of these were sippy straw sleeves) :(
33 plastic bottle caps
1 metal bottle cap
9 plastic lids
1 plastic fork
1 balloon piece
2 fireworks remnants
12 foam pieces
17 plastic pieces
2 plastic bottles
2 plastic cups
7 toys or pieces of toys including one kite with a big ball of twine in which birds could easily become entangled
1 pair of swimming goggles and a nose clip
1 plastic dental flosser (why? it is such a waste of disposable plastic)
1 snorkel flipper (I left this to collect on my way back, but new volunteer, Michelle beat me to it! :-) It was fun to see her checking on our nest.