From what I could see of the beach, it was just old wrack there, nothing new had washed in. Lots of pebbles & cobbles were exposed down low. Good banding of wave lines and wrack, and decent sorting. And a beautiful rippling of wave lines as last high-tide went out.
|Weekend's rainspots meet morning's tide line|
There was also a ridiculous amount of rusted metal bits of lobster traps, never seen that much on the beach at once! Heavy, bulky chunks just all over the shore.
|45 pcs of rope, about 40 ft total|
|111 pcs of nonrope debris|
- Bldg material/furniture: 0
- Foam/styrofoam: 0
- Fishing rope/net: 45
- Fishing misc.: 86 (16 vinyl trap coatings, 62 trap parts!, 3 bumpers, 4 bait bags, clawband)
- Food-related plastics: 5 (4 cup scraps, wrapper scrap)
- Food-related glass/metal: 6 (2 new locally dropped cans, 1 small can scrap, 3 sea glass)
- Nonfood/unknown plastics: 1 (cable tie)
- Scrap plastics: 11 ( 9 > 1" , 2 < 1" )
- Paper/wood: 0
- Non-plastic misc./unique: 2 (glove, fabric scrap)
I wish I had been able to unlock the ice at the backshore to fully clear the beach, but for the weather I had, I'm pleased with what I was able to pull off & show.
Running YTD counts:
- Total pcs of litter -- 11646
- Total from fishing -- 10136 (87.0%)
- Pcs fishing rope -- 2059
- Vinyl lobster-trap scraps -- 7174