Coastal Maine was to be spared, blessedly, when the storm rolled through Sunday evening. But at 6:45 Saturday morning, with heavy fog and heavier air, I couldn't know that. I went out to scour the beach, before Irene did it for me.
|Something wicked this way comes|
|Every week, a distant world peeks in|
- Building materials: 0
- Foam/Styrofoam: 9
- Fishing misc.: 10 (2 rope, 3 claw bands, trap tag, tiny buoy scrap, 3 rope twine)
- Food-related plastics: 30 (bottle, 8 bottlecaps, 5 food wrappers, 7 straw wrappers, 2 forks, silverware scrap, 2 straws, 3 gum, bread tag)
- Food-related metal/glass: 13 (glass bottle, 2 bottlecaps, 7 foil wrappers, pull tab, 2 sea glass)
- Nonfood/unknown plastics: 29 (5 plastic bags, firecracker, 2 pieces tape, rubberband, hairclip, 3 toys, 2 bandaids, condom & wrapper, tampon, 4 scraps >1", 7 scraps <1")
- Cigarette filters/plastics: 85 (84 filters, 1 cigar wrapper)
- Wood/paper: 22 (18 paper scraps, 4 wood firecracker sticks)
- Misc./unique: 10 (4 flipflops, 1 sock, 3 scraps fabric, saw blade, rusted scrap)
|Summer in Maine|
What stories does your shore tell?
Sadly, I either misplaced or erased the picture of lightly-traveled Zone S.
* thoroughly unimpressive ** picture missing here *
Building materials: 0
Fishing misc.: 3 (2 rope, 1 rope twine)
Food-related plastics: 3 (2 bottlecaps, straw)
Food-related metal/glass: 1 (bottlecap)
Nonfood/unknown plastics: 3 (bag scrap, 2 scraps <1")
Cigarette filters/plastics: 6 (filters)
Wood/paper: 2 (paper scrap, wood firecracker stick)
Fortunately, there really was nothing to see. Again, an almost pristine swath just a short stroll down from a well-polluted one.
So ended my day. The rest of the weekend was spent inside, watching news reports, or watching the trees blow & bend sideways. What did Irene leave in its wake? That'll have to wait til the next collection report.