My World Tuesday: Sometimes it Stinks

Sometimes it stinks to be my kid. Really. Take Saturday, for a few hours that day, being my daughter stunk to the high heavens. That's when we helped out with the beach clean-up on North Topsail Beach that was part of the Earth and Surf Festival.





From Jul 9, 2011

The clean-up was on a part of the beach we don't regularly visit, and I must say the trash wasn't nearly as interesting there as it is right here. In addition to the two perfectly good pair of men's Ray-Bans, the 5-lb. hammer, the just about new fishing lure, and don't let me tell you how many sand toys I have found on our beach, I came across this message in a bottle the very day of the clean-up. 
From Jul 9, 2011
Down the road, though, we garbage pickers didn't do much better than roofing shingles, cigarette butts galore, a Styrofoam cooler (good if you don't mind green slippery things hob-knobbing with your lunch), and every kind of junk food wrapper.
From Jul 9, 2011
It just wouldn't be right for the mama turtles to have to climb over our junk to lay their eggs and keep the whole mystery going.  You stick around here long enough, and you get house proud.  You love this world or you don't--and we all know by what you do with what you've got.


From Jul 9, 2011
Here's Miss Muscles posing with what we picked up in a sadly small area.

From Jul 9, 2011
We hit the beach afterwards, and we were so tired from the exercise and the heat that we forgot our basic chair-operating skills.  Oh well.  The rain came and washed the stink away, but not before I got the requisite photo.
From Jul 9, 2011


Now this is my kind of debris!

My World Tuesday

Comments

  1. Ah, Sandy, the would could surely benefit from having many, many more like you and your beautiful daughter! What a great post for the day and I love your photos as always! I like your kind of debris, too! Thanks for all you do to help our rather sad, misused world! Hope you have a great week with lots of time on the beach!

    Sylvia

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  2. OK, I really want to know what the message in that bottle said...

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  3. I love the idea of a message in a bottle! And the driftwood, soooo cool! We use to collect that but never anything this big, like a sculpture. I bet Dell is having a wonderful time too on your beach adventures. She is such a pretty girl, looks like her mom quite a bit!!!

    Hugs to both of you and Clyde too, G :<)

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  4. You're doing a grand job. It looks like you were having fun even though it was picking up rubbish.
    I'd love to know the outcome of the message in the bottle I hope its a good one.
    The drift wood has brilliant shapes it even looks like its got a set of horns!

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  5. It is really shameful people do this sort of stuff. What's it cost to take your garbage with you? And the cigarette butts...yuck. You'd think people would have all quit by now knowing what they are full of.
    Just give them a bottle of cyanide and arsenic and tell them here have a gulp . Save yourself the years of misery and social money to keep you alive.Obviously life is not good for you.
    To me, if yiu want people to care about you you also should care about yourself.
    And if you don't care about yourself then how are you supposed to care about things like say... turtles.
    This planet has so much to give and people just destroy it.
    Your daughter is doing a great job Sandy and so are you. :)

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  6. Miss muscles is doing a great job! :)

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  7. thank YOU!!!

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  8. Anonymous3:11 PM

    It doesn't look like she minded one bit : )

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  9. nice we used to go to topsail every summer...great to get ids invivled too in clean up...

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  10. how great to beautify your favorite place...

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  11. Good for you and Miss Muscles. You done good (as we say in OK).

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  12. This would have been really hectic.

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  13. Nice series, Sandy.
    I also would like to know what the message in the bottle says!

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  14. no luck there that your world includes a clean beach
    well done for your efforts

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  15. Anonymous12:42 PM

    Gorgeous shots! But so awful to think of how people litter!

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  16. Hope all is well with you today Sandy. Thinking good thoughts and sending them your way.

    Hugs, G

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  17. I see there are pigs (an insult for these poor animals) everywhere ! How nice what you are doing !

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  18. Cute pics of a noble cause, its such a shame that the people who party so hard don't realize that they need a clean beach to party next time. Being a trekker i normally do carry a small dump bag with me whenever i trek. just doing my little bit

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  19. you are the real deal.

    ( and your daughter is radiant !)

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