Sunday, February 2, 2014

Our Daily Ocean: Day 231

So often, these beach cleanups hinge on the weather.  Just days prior to this beach cleanup, my area was blanketed in snow and ice.  A rarity for sure, especially considering there was so much ice on the streets that my neighbor and I ice skated down the middle of our street.  I wanted to go to Wrightsville Beach and see it white with snow and ice, but I decided it was safer and held out for the weekend and warmth that came with it.
72 degrees meant that the beach was busy with activity.  Everyone of us grateful from the reprieve from cold weather.  Lured by the tide pools and exposed pylons, we ran, jumped and played on nature's playground.  And while we, of course, did a beach cleanup... there was little to pick up.  
A perfect way to start February. The kind of day that you don't want to end.

20 minutes on February 2, 2014 at Access 22
Litter by weight: .8 oz
Cigarette butts: 21

Total cigarettes removed: 57,648