The Remains of Winter…

It’s been far too long between posts, but not between clean-ups!

fishing net

Tangled Fishing Net

The sea has been calm as a lake for more than a week. The water temperature is 18,3C, so it’s still possible to take a dip. All in all Winter has been lovely and mild on the island, only interrupted by a coptic storm or cloudy day.

The last couple of storms have left significant scars on our Happy Beach shores – copious amounts of plastic all along the coastline, and our little corner has been covered in a deep pile of dead seaweed, which is smelling and infiltrated with even more debris.

A tangled fishing net weighing well over 40 kg was tossed ashore during the turbulence – too heavy for me to remove completely but we managed to drag it out of reach of the next session of waves.

Stormy

Storms on Happy Beach

HAPPY BEACH COLLECTION INCLUDES

72 plastic bottles
8 lighters
1 pair of goggles
3 fishing nets
Irrigation pipes
Plastic cutlery
Plastic cups
46 cans
broken can bits
1 car fender (Opal)
1 car mat
3 tea lights
11 glow sticks
3 smartie lids
2 arms (plastic toy)

wave

Helping Hand

8 fishing line reels
Tangled fishing line
4 shoot gun cartridges
Styrofoam
Bits of broken plastic
A disposable shaver (disposed in the sea)
Endless amounts of plastic bags, sheets
Countless bottle tops
2 cigarette packets
7 cigarette butts
4 shoes
1 boot
1 flip-flop
2 medical bottles
18 straws
1 glass bottles (booze, empty)
Broken glass
1 star (floresent)
3 syringes
1 piece of lego (green)
Fabric
1 Sun Cap
1 plastic folder (red)
1 water wing (pink, Disney theme)
2 balloons
1 toothbrush
1 tube of shaving cream
A green horse
String
3m of rope
1 metal spoon
1 clothes hanger
2 detergent bottle

Collected in total: 19,5 Kg – still in progress.

tooth paste

Shaving Cream

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.