Sunday, July 31, 2011

Our Daily Ocean: Day 82

What do you see when you look at this picture??  What's the first thing that catches your eye??   

The first thing I saw when I walked up to lifeguard stand #7 were the words in spray paint:

------ Cigs Kill time------
I found those words so strange (and sad) to see at the beach.  While it may be true that they kill the time of life of those who smoke and so much more.  Who needs to kill time at the beach anyway???  Time doesn't really exist at the beach....

"At the beach, life is different. Time doesn't move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun."
The words on the back of the lifeguard tower that we're supposed to see:  
"May the waves of the ocean bring you peace and joy as they did for our loving Wife, Mother, and Grandmother."  

20 minutes on July 29, 2011 at Access 21
Litter by weight: 1 lb 12.5 oz
Cigarette butts: 328
Total amount of cigarette butts removed from Wrightsville Beach, NC in 82 days:
24,886