Saturday, June 27, 2009

Day 31 - June26

Life Guard Station 26, Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 min.
estimated trash collected today - 2.7
estimated trash collected to date - 181.4
My first trash of the day.
All this says is, "Get Quenched." It does not say, "and then ditch your cup."
Recreational Water Illness happens frequently in the ocean at the coastal beaches. Many surfers in Southern California get sick from eye, ear, throat, and other infections from swimming in contaminated water. What contaminates the water? One of the things that does is raw sewage. So when I saw the sign posted on the restroom at Life Guard Station 26, I had to hope that the backup wasn't backing into the ocean. 
If you would like to know more about how to prevent R.W.I.'s click here. 
Did you know that cows stand in the same direction in a field unless under a major power line? Click here to read an article about this. Gulls, I have noticed, flock together on the beach at sunset to enjoy the view in a group. I like to think that they are watching the sun set over the Pacific Ocean. Wouldn't you if you lived on the beach? Instead of a magnetic sense, like the cows, it seems like common sense.
I used three bags to hold all of the trash I collected today. Sigh. Most of it was fast food drink containers, and plastic sand toys. 
I do love sand castles. If you would like to see pictures of the World Sand Castle Championships, click here.