Sunday, July 12, 2009

Day 36 - July 12

Life Guard Station 26, Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 min.
estimated pounds of trash collected today - 3
estimated pounds of trash collected to date - 205
One great thing about summer is taking advantage of being outside longer because there is more daylight to enjoy. This picture was taken at 7:00 p.m..
One unfortunate by-product of summer, this beach is filthy because of the increased numbers of visitors enjoying being outside.
After 8 and 1/2 minutes of collecting I took this picture to show you that I had nearly filled the bag. When I stopped after 20 minutes, I had filled two bags. 
I really like this picture. I can see the effect the beach has on people. They enjoy it, they roll around in the sand, stand amazed up to their ankles as they watch the incoming wave, touch the water, and in some small, but profound way find a chance to connect with themselves again.