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Mile 287 Report
October 28, 2007
The wagon did prove handy as we were able to bring back much more trash with it than we could have without it.
The wagon did prove handy as we were able to bring back much more trash with it than we could have without it. (See photos.) We [picked up far more trash] than could be carried in one trip without the aid of the wagon.
Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW.
Number of people: 15. Walking or running: 15. Playing in surf: 2. Photography: 1.
Cars/trucks parking: 30.
Seaweeds and seagrass, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.).
Actions & Comments
We started our mile at Rabbit Gulch near the north end of mile 287. Before reaching the beach we found an abandoned "Radio Flyer" wagon. We elected to regard the wagon as trash since it was filled with rain water and was rapidly rusting because of this. The wagon did prove handy as we were able to bring back much more trash with it than we could have without it. (See photos.)If there were no such thing as plastic our collection would have consisted of the wagon, 2 or three glass bottles and a couple of crushed aluminum cans. As it was, we had far more than could be carried in one trip without the aid of the wagon.The plastic, for the most part was quite fresh. When the country of origin could be determined, China seemed to get the prize. (Either Chinese fishermen are bombarding the coastal waters with trash or an inordinate number of local fisherman buy their consumable supplies at Owagimya.)
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A lovely, busy day at the beach on this sunny, late summer SOLVE clean up day.
An absolutely gorgeous summer day -- warm, clear, sunny, light breeze.
We were disappointed that the SOLVE beach clean-ups have not been re-initiated following the pandemic, so decided to do our own.
The primary purpose of this visit was to observe the impact of the last of this winters king tides.
Remarkably clear smooth sand with small amount of driftwood pushed high up the beach.