interesting mounds of rock & cobble down in the southern part of my walk before. But never up on the northern end. It's always a thrill, witnessing nature cull & arrange perfect piles of stone. Only to blow them all apart with the next tide.
Along with the stone was a colorful array of bone, shell, deep/coldwater coral shards...
- Building materials: 19 (9 asphalt chunks, 6 brick, 4 tile)
- Foam/Styrofoam: 1
- Fishing misc.: 4 (trap vinyl coating scraps)
- Food-related plastic: 2 (wrappers)
- Food-related metal/glass: 8 (2 can scraps, 6 sea glass)
- Non-food/unknown plastics: 8 (3 plastic hairbands, button, toy cat, vinyl scrap, 2 strapping)
- Cigarette filters/plastics: 0
- Paper/wood: 2 (paper scrap, wood firecracker stick)
- Misc./unique: 2 (glass bead, leather scrap)
- Building materials: 14 (4 asphalt, 3 brick, 3 shingles, 3 wood stakes, plywood chip)
- Foam/Styrofoam: 1
- Fishing misc.: 72 (4 rope scraps, 30 vinyl trap scraps, 34 claw bands!, shotgun shell, 3 trap bumpers)
- Food-related plastic: 13 (2 bottlecap liners, cup top, cup scrap, 3 gum, 3 silverware, 3 wrappers)
- Food-related metal/glass: 11 (4 bottle caps, foil, 6 seaglass)
- Non-food/unknown plastics: 59 (balloon, 3 hairbands, bandaid, 5 plastic wrap, 4 tape scraps, 4 strapping, 7 vinyl shards, bow, firecracker, clothes tag, 14 scraps >1", 17 scraps <1")
- Cigarette filters/plastics: 9 (8 filters, 1 filter tip)
- Paper/wood: 1 (paper air filter)
- Misc./unique: 9 (crayon tip, aluminum scrap, 5 fabric pieces, 2 gloves)
|Ancient & grotty lobster claw bands|
|Truth in advertising|
Weather Underground's historical data for the week shows offshore breezes, the tide chart shows weak tides, and the local NOAA buoy also shows winds & surface currents moving offshore. What's happening on the ocean bottom often bears no relationship to what's happening just a few meters above.
One for the books, that's for sure. (And maybe a little background for why Nov. 21's walk put me in a more thankful frame of mind.) My takeaway? Whether the discarded plastics of our modern world float, or sink, they still pollute. And very rarely do any of them ever go "away."