Sunday, January 20, 2013. 10:15AM. Strong sea-breeze, winds picking up. 45 degrees but quickly on the way down.
Snow earlier in the week, mild overall. The wrack "smear" from January 11 was now shaped & packed into a very tight (and deep) coil.
Looks like there had been at least a couple very high & gentle tides. It nicely defined the back edge of the foreshore.
Down at the low foreshore, December's yellowish sand dump hadn't cleared out yet. It still buried all the pebbles & cobbles that usually litter the low ground.
As expected with so much seaweed to pore over, the haul was heavy.
|176 pcs of rope, about 300 ft total|
|176 pcs of nonrope debris|
- Bldg material/furniture: 0
- Foam/styrofoam: 0
- Fishing rope/net: 176 (~300 ft)
- Fishing misc.: 111 (2 buoy sticks, 8 clawbands, 72 vinyl coating scraps, 11 trap tags, 6 vents, 5 bait bags, 5 bumpers/cleats, 2 trap parts)
- Food-related plastics: 13 (2-liter bottle base (cut off), 3 bottle caps, 5 cup scraps, 2 wrapper scraps, jug scrap, abraded spoon)
- Food-related glass/metal: 2 (crushed new can, can scrap)
- Nonfood/unknown plastics: 22 (12 bag scraps, 2 balloon strings, cig lighter, cigarette, nonfood packaging, 2 cable ties, plant pot scrap, hook, base plate)
- Scrap plastics: 25 ( 11 > 1" , 14 < 1" )
- Paper/wood: 0
- Non-plastic misc./unique: 3 (2 fabric scraps, glove)
Another find caused a double-take. On the sand, this spoon looked bright and new:
Running YTD counts:
- Total pcs of litter -- 12623
- Pcs fishing rope -- 3489
- Vinyl lobster-trap scraps -- 4814