I cleaned my house and walked down to the beach for a quick dip.
Balmoral was crowded with lots of people. I met up with Taka who was on his way back from a surf at Manly.
We walked along to the other end of the beach. It was the afternoon and people were starting to leave... and so Taka and I started picking up things people had left behind.
Straws, bottles, cigarette butts, chip packets, lollipop sticks, fish and chip boxes, beer bottles...luckily someone had left a plastic bag on the beach, so we were able to collect these things into the bag.
Bowmoral is meant to be one of the cleaner city beaches. Plus it has a very supportive council, that has recently installed recycling bins along the beach.
What I am struggling to understand is why "littering" is still an issue...especially at the beach?
I am not a writer but this is a little something I came up with...
'Some today, came out to play, to enjoy the warm and sunshine. At the end of the day, they gave thanks for the day and scattered things they no longer fancied.
Magically they think, these things disappear.
The beach...It cleans itself?!
Ready for the next sunny day, when they decide it's time again to go out and play.'
No wonder we have a garbage island appearing in the middle of the sea.
Have a look at this! (This was an extract from the New York Times, Oct 2001):