As a snow bird, I get to visit the beach anytime I want.
Yesterday was special. There was a big piece of trash on the furthest point of the St. George's Island State Park and we volunteers took the mule to pick it up.
Instead of sunshine we had thick fog, but it was fun. We picked us trash. so much we filled the rear of the mule and had to rebag it so we could stack it higher.
The best part was finding shells. All of us had been here before and had certain pieces to look for. Pat wanted a sea biscuit and found a fragile section. I was looking for scallop shells to make Christmas ornaments. Jane and Betsey looked for Welks. We found two, one unbroken but encrusted with barnacles, the other with a large hole perfect for making a decoration.
|On the east point of the island|
Then we found the trash: a refrigerator off a boat had floated to shore.
Luckily we were close to the parking lot and road.
We called the camp for the large truck and they came out to take the refrigerator and trash to the recycling area.
We rode back on the mule. A rough drive on a sandy, pitted trail. Worth the sore behind when I counted up the nice shells.
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Love the pictures, Barbara. What a great service you volunteers do...and get to find some treasures while you cleaning up the beach. Yay, you! Enjoy the warmth and sunshine while we freeze our butts off here in the north. :)
Thanks for keeping our beaches their sparkling best. And I'm glad your trash pick-up yielded some reward shells!
What a great day you had! Your beach is beautiful.
Great pictures and what a friend to the environment!
So pretty and peaceful. Is this in Florida? We get to become snowbirds next winter. Can't wait! Sounds like so much fun!
When I see the volunteers picking up trash along the highway, I always feel really guilty I'm not helping as well. As I live about 3 miles from the beach most of the year, I now feel even guiltier! Thanks for being a volunteer.
Lovely photos, Brenda. Thanks so much for sharing. Warmed me up as I sit in my sweater, sweatpants and fuzzy socks and look out my window at our hibernating trees.
the warm now makes up for the years of snow.
You are welcome, Rolynn. It is worthwhile.
I wish i could post all my photos. It is spectacular here.
Thanks Brenda, I do it for myself as much as for others.
ST George's Island is South of Apalachicola, five miles into the Gulf of Mexico. Lovely park to camp at. We come back every year. But every Florida State Park is great.
You're welcome, Andrea. Don't feel guilty. Do what you can when you can. It all balances out.
Hey, Leah, stay warm. Glad I'm not there.
Lovely photos, and you did a good deed! Way to go!
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