|Bright sun helps when it's 28; as do 3 layers|
|December on a deserted beach can be magical|
I decided I had to come back to check out the low-tide line; that way I'd know for sure what was there. So, I did. The next day, December 9, was my birthday. And at 9:30AM on my birthday (at a balmy 21 degrees!), I arrived back to Bay View to this:
Well, what can you do? As it turns out, that was about the only new junk there was to see. All the expected low-tide-line debris? Barely a scrap.
So, as with December 8, I used the time to soak in more of nature's works.
|Sea trees du jour|
|"Cobbled" together by nature, just cuz|
- Building materials: 1 (chunk of asphalt)
- Foam/Styrofoam: 1
- Fishing misc.: 1 (scrap of lobster trap)
- Food-related plastics: 2 (lid, whole Pepsi cup from Pizza Hut, w/ straw)
- Food-related metal/glass: 7 (sea glass)
- Non-food/unknown plastics: 5 (kite string reel, 2 wrapper scraps, end-of-finger bandaid, white scrap)
- Cigarette filters/plastics: 4
- Paper/wood: 5 (egg carton, coffee cup, cup sleeve, 2 gum wrappers)
- Misc./unique: 2 (long pink string, waistband)
- Building material: 4 (chunk asphalt, chunk of burned asphalt, 2 bits of bathroom tile)
- Foam/Styrofoam: 0
- Fishing misc.: 5 (bits of lobster trap coatings)
- Food-related plastics: 0
- Food-related metal/glass: 10 (2 aluminum scraps, 2 sea glass, 6 fresh glass)
- Non-food/unknown plastics: 1 (small blue scrap)
- Cigarette filters/plastics: 1
- Paper/wood: 0
- Misc./unique: 0
|Life, the universe, & everything?|
|Glad I don't have to dig this out|
Why so little? Well, one of three reasons:
- The Gulf of Maine is strikingly clean.
- The storms actually kept trash offshore.
- The storms buried the debris under a foot of sand.