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Beach clean in the sunshine


By sandra


After the storms of recent weeks we joined in with others on a beach clean of Freshwater west today..With more wind and showers forecast it wasn’t looking inviting. We were amazed at how many people turned up..50…60…more..who knows as people were spread throughout the dunes. the rain held off and the sun shone but boy did the wind blow. It was Oh birthday today and a group of us went together it was lovely and we helped make a huge difference. Its amazing what was there…mostly blown in from the sea but where the sea got it who knows…shoes nets plastic bottle plastic plastic and more plastic.

The car park was full of cars and there were mountains of rubbish collected by the council. There is another one planned for this beach in April. Most local communities get together and clear up what we can before the holiday makers return to Pembrokeshire..

I often bring containers washed ashore to grow plants in.

I also find lots of old rope and nets…

this is one of the storms that brought a lot of it in.

we were all starving when we got home

with spring in the air I hope everybody gets some gardening done’s been a long winter…


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Such community spirit, great to see it.... hope OH enjoyed his day.....
Loved the rope, just what I could do

27 Feb, 2014


we dont find rope like this one often...i get soo excited when i it was lovely to meet friends and neighbours on the beach today Dd2

27 Feb, 2014


Well thats a unique way to celebrate a birthday, I'm glad you enjoyed the day,lovely photograph Sandra..
Did you take the shoe covered in shells home for your collection, lol........

27 Feb, 2014


What community spirit Sandra, must have been lovely to get out there and breathe in the sea air, sounds like you enjoyed yourselves.

27 Feb, 2014


I was soo tempted Lincs...but i had to restrain my womble tendencies..too busy filling bags. But i have been down a few times recently picking up fish crates..hoping to use them to grow some veg in this summer.

It is a remote community Dawn but we come together for things like this. most meetings with my neighbours are in tesco or

27 Feb, 2014


Good to see the community come together like this. You've had some smashing finds. Those sarnies just made me hungry :)

27 Feb, 2014


Great stuff Sandra. They were out doing it at Newgale last week but I didn't see any appeals for helpers. I'm always puzzled by the large amounts of blue and orange twine that end up on beaches - do you know what they come from?
A brilliant job and the group deserves lots of appreciation from everybody.

27 Feb, 2014


soo many bits on nylon twine. i think its shredded fishing nets. to avoid excess bending i just sat down and pick loads of the little bits of twine and bottle tops...100's of bottle tops..must have looked a right state shuffling along on my backside.
Stera i heard about it through a facebook group..

we will be down there again soon for part 2...still more to pick up and of course the tide has come in again today...i wonder what it has brought with it...

28 Feb, 2014


thanks Timmyh it has been on the north side of the house for years gathering it moss coat.:-)

28 Feb, 2014

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