My 25th day of #GBSpringClean was a quick 2 Minute Beach Clean on West beach Charlestown Village In freezing cold easterly winds. The waves have been beating up the harbour for days with spray crashing over the walls relentlessly.
This has stirred up debris on the sea bed and I’ve been finding a lot more large pieces of litter than normal.
Today’s top interesting find was a polystyrene float with a colony of goose barnacles attached. They are so pretty and sad in 2 ways – one they were dead when I found them on the shore and two because attaching to this man made toxic chemical substance was sure to be poisoning them.
There was lots of pieces of net and random pieces of plastic and a dead gannet- always surprised how big they are up close with a savage beak designed to spear fish as they make their magnificent high speed dives when fishing.
On the way home I picked up a pair of soleless trainers which had been on the street for days, a pile of cigarette ends in the drain gulley and a can and a glass squeezed behind a drainpipe. Careful littering anyone???
#Litterheroes #Trashtag Surfers Against Sewage Wayne Dixon James Mustoe Keep Britain Tidy Clean Cornwall