Longest Beach.9

beach cleanupI began my regular beach walks during the end-of-year lull, when many domestic tourists (Cox’s is a major national tourist destination) chose to stay home before the elections. I’ve realized in the past week how many more people are back on the beach: not only do I see more people, I also see more signs of people and their stuff: cigarette packs, shopping bags, discarded clothing. Yesterday was the second monthly beach cleanup, an initiative from the UN & NGO community here to help clean up the longest sandy beach and show support for the local community. It’s also a fun way to meet new people and still get in a nice beach walk! πŸ™‚

4 responses

  1. How good that you joined in the clean-up, Paul! Keep up the good work!

    January 13, 2019 at 12:35

  2. Thanks, Steve. Hope your return trip went well. There’s already another new one up…as there will be at least one more new one each day for likely the next six weeks or so πŸ™‚

    January 13, 2019 at 17:38

  3. So it seems that people all over the world can’t help but litter–or is this stuff that washes up?

    January 21, 2019 at 05:28

    • Hi Connie — I suspect that some of it is left on the beach, or blows away & then gets washed up on the tide; or some of it drops off boats or whatever. I don’t know if you’ve seen the bits of pineapple peel I posted a few days after this one — but I found myself wondering if someone threw them off a boat, or peeled and ate at the beach and left it there to get washed away by the tide. Ah, the stories these bits and pieces could tell!

      January 25, 2019 at 04:10

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