Today we walked from school to Scapa to remove marine litter from the beach.
After arriving we stopped to take some fuel on board for the task.
We started at the waterfall end of the beach and worked our way towards the PU3P bin.
We found a lot of bird bones in amongst the dried up seaweed, as well as a dolphin's jaw and seal bones.
Before long our buckets (donated by Tesco) were getting full mostly with short lengths of plastic rope and some single use containers.
We stuck to the tide lines and rarely needed to look anywhere else - this was where the litter had gathered and a lot of it was tangled up in the dried up seaweed or buried in the stones and sand.
Here are a few of the filled buckets...
which took team work and...
cooperation to fill and carry all the way along to the bin.
|'Pick up THREE!'|
We filled the bin almost to the brim with this lot and after lunch tackled the section of beach below the Royal Oak memorial garden.
This builders' bag may have been lying in the sand for over a year. Most of us have seen it and maybe had a go at trying to remove it and given up. But today it didn't stand a chance of evading the combined power of our litter warriors!
Great job, well done!