Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 240 - Dec. 6, 2011

lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 minutes
3 pounds 
921.3 pounds total 

My friend Mary joined me for most of the collection tonight. It's always fun to see her. 
I had the honor of being the subject for her SMC photography class assignment, 
"Environmental Portraits." 

Who is that guy? 
Looks like how I felt tonight when I saw thousands of styrofoam flecks speckling 
the sand at the tide line again.

The tide retreated to the lowest I've seen in months, letting off that low-tide-odor. But the crisp December air, and sunset made up for any unpleasant smells.

And yet another black plastic bag... This one makes the 4th consecutive cleanup that I've found a black single use plastic bag during my 20 minutes on the sand. 

Three placid, and one bossy Royal Tern. Royal Terns are the Clydesdales of Terns. 
I am really enjoying all the winter migratory birds around our beach.