Cleaning the beach
Every spring and autumn stretches of beach are cleaned with the help of volunteers. Removing items that have been washed up on the beach or left by visitors the weekend before last we went along to help out....
It always amazes me how much rubbish gets washed ashore. The sculpture to the left of Daisy was made from items that have been found on the beach. Someone must have been very sad to loose that teddy!
In the past we have always helped along the Chesil beach, this time we went to our local beach at Bowleaze. These ropes have become so entwined within the rocks that they were impossible to move.
We had to record everything we picked up, there appeared to be less items that had been thrown over board from passing ships.
Plastic is one of the worst problems- this plastic bag had filled with sand and water and was impossible to move all in one piece. All this plastic below has been retrieved from the beach and has been made into a display to try to educate people.
Children from a local school created these characters!
The beach did look so much cleaner by the time everyone had finished!
Wishing you all a very happy weekend.