Sunday, October 10, 2010

Collection Report Sept 29, 2010

Wednesday, September 29 at Bay View beach, Saco. A late start, and a sunny but cool mid-morning.
Never tire of this view
The last memories of August and early September storms were eroding away.
Sand cliff, a last ghost of a former storm
Leaving behind, as always, more than first meets the eye. Here is Zone N:
167 finds:
  • Building material: 1
  • Foam/styrofoam: 16
  • Fishing misc.: 3 (2 bits of rope, flare shell)
  • Food-related plastics: 24 (inc. sandwich baggie, ketchup packet, 5 bottle caps, faded bit of "Nik-L-Nip" wrapper)
  • Food-related metal/glass: 12
  • Non-food/unknown plastics: 31 (inc. shotgun shell plug (?), OTC medicine seal, "remove plastic" scrap, scrap of faded orange sphere, latex glove, balloon tip, bandaid)
  • Cigarette filters/plastics: 69 (57 local drops + 11 likely floaters + 1 plastic)
  • Paper/wood: 9
  • Misc./unique: 2 (thin rope, Bic lighter)
Not a lot to get excited about, perhaps.
Millinery union label
Always colorful scraps
Really don't want to know
Zone S is still, predictably, bringing in less stuff. Though with fewer beachgoers bringing less food to Zone N, the ratios are starting to look much closer between both zones now.
58 finds:
  • Building material: 2 (fence slats)
  • Foam/styrofoam: 11
  • Fishing misc.: 1 (claw band)
  • Food-related plastics: 7
  • Food-related metal/glass: 1 (bit of sea glass)
  • Non-food/unknown plastics: 8
  • Cigarette filters/plastics: 20 (17 locals + 3 floaters)
  • Paper/wood: 6
  • Misc./unique: 2 (bit of string and scrap of antenna wire)
At most, this week is a reminder that the end of tourist season doesn't mean the end of a fouled beach. Even if the numbers are off their peak.

For those not terribly moved by what washed up for this collection, wait til I post October 6th's. You might not going to believe your eyes.

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