Sunday, March 22, 2009

Flotsam and Jetsom


Sometimes the waves spin seaweed and bits of rope into designer yarn of the sea.

But more often what washes up is not so picturesque. Spring Bay is a pretty clean beach, but every morning I manage to gather a handful of plastic trash that the tide had brought in. Included were the expected pop bottles and candy wrappers, but also a couple of spent shotgun shells and a used insulin syringe. There were a lot of tampon applicators, (shame, sisters!), a high heel platform shoe, and numerous zip lock bags.

Guess what topped the trash list? Plastic water bottle caps. Another reason to stick with tap water.
(I eventually filled a big trash bag with the plastic, and took it back with me to the mainland recycling centre.)

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