The October sea has been gentle and welcoming until last night, and today huge waves crash against happybeach – bringing familiar unwanted gifts. In the turbulent water a fishing net recently cast out can be spotted drifting further and further away from the shore.
And it’s with utter joy I can report that fellow beach-cleaners have emerged on happybeach and beyond!
Yesterday I spotted my local neighbours busy on happybeach picking up litter by the rocks in big plastic sacks. What a glorious sight 🙂
About 700m down the coast from our home lies the sandy beach of Agia Marina, which has been sadly neglected throughout my time in the area. Occasionally I’ve collected a bag or two on this stretch but the amounts of trash were so vast it wasn’t possible to keep up. Yet a couple of days ago we took a walk on the beach, and discovered that the worst debris had been cleaned, revealing it’s true beauty. Fingers crossed that the increase in tourists visiting this beautiful bay has encouraged the level of care for the area.
I can hereby confirm Beach Angels do exist.
- 1 Iphone + angel case (handed in to local shop)
- 12 plastic bottles
- Pair of blue swimming goggles
- 8 tin cans
- assorted bits of rope
- 1 shoe sole
- 1 engine manual cover (in English)
- 1 big yogurt tub
- 1 plastic balloon holder – no balloon
- 6 plastic cups, various sizes
- Fishing floats
- 2 lighters
- 2 cigarette ends
- 1 glass bottle
- Assorted bit of plastic
- Plastic bags
- 1 detergent bottle
- 2 clothes pegs
- 21 bottle tops
- 2 biro lids
- 2 seahorses