Today was the first day I was up and out on the beach at 6:00 a.m. Gerry is often up in the wee hours, walking off a migraine hangover, or getting away from a claustrophobic attack. He has told me that there is a lot of garbage on the beach, washed in from the tide, and that they are out cleaning it up by 6:00 a.m., every morning. I heard him say it, but it didn't register the same way as it did when I finally saw it for myself.
I took quite a few pictures, too many to upload into the blog, but you can see them on my facebook page here:
We walked this section of the beach. At first glance it just looks like seaweed washed in with the tide...but with each step, there was garbage. Kudos for the guys who rake this by hand every single day.
I did a bit of googling looking for more information about Cruise Ships and their dumping of waste. Here are several articles to check out if you are interested.