Saturday, March 31, 2012

Day 272 - March 30, 2012

lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 min. 
3.8 pounds 
1,002.4 pounds collected total 

I can hardly believe it. Let's break it down. 

Since then, I've walked 5,440 minutes on this beach collecting trash, 20 minutes at a time, which equals just over 90 hours, or for nearly 4 days straight. 

That sounds insane to me! The point being it felt like effort, yes of course, 
but I did it in the slow-and-steady-wins-the-race mentality. 

Sometimes I wanted to call it quits, sometimes I couldn't wait to get back out for another cleanup. 

As with any commitment, my feelings fluctuated, but as I look back and add together the tally of pounds of trash I've taken off the beach, I am oh-so-glad I stuck it out, 20 minutes at a time. 

Many dolphins are severely ill and dying from the BP oil spill in the Gulf. 

If you are a local, you may want to check ZJ Boarding House's website for the next film screening. 

They set up a screen on the lawn of the Heritage Museum last night, which is across Main St. from them in Santa Monica, and played two flicks for free. 

One was the inspiring COME HELL OR HIGH WATER by Keith Malloy about body surfing. Being part of the "plight of the torpedo people" myself, I'd leave Teahupoo for Mark Cunningham 
 but I will have to try to spiral in a barrel and nail it by summer's end. 

My friends and I have some work to do down at tower 26. 
Come on warmer weather and water temperatures, let's get a move on!