Although the beach is just a few minutes away from me, I don't go there very often for this very reason.
Garbage, single-use plastics. plastic pollution ... left behind by lazy people who can't make use of the many trashcans found along the corniche.
Today I even found several diapers.
I'm sure the half-full iced coffees were strategically placed for a nice photoshoot and unfortunately that's where they stayed.
It makes me very angry.
Someone left all their toys behind, thankfully far from the shore, so I gathered them all together and left them there. But the underwear went in the trash.
It's very easy to find empty shopping bags floating around so today I was able to fill two.
I will never understand why people want to enjoy the sea, but are not respectful of all it has to offer.
The good news is that every time I put myself out there, I do have some really lovely encounters.
Like today when I said hello to the lady feeding the fish. We chatted for a little bit and I found out she is an art teacher, so now we follow each other on Instagram. She thanked me several times for cleaning up the beach.
I also said good morning to the lady who showed up with a big bag of food to feed the seaside kitties.
This guy seemed a little sad. Poor baby.
And this one wanted all the attention.
So despite the garbage, I'm glad I went.
Really love all the cool formations in the rocky shore.