the beautiful beach where we have spent such happy, happy times has suffered from an act of unforgivable human stupidity
tar balls have been washed up along the entire shoreline
as of yet we do not know where this oil leak originated from, but it seems that the slick has been at sea for some time
only last week i took Ghillie down late one evening - just the two of us spending a little special time together x
i was astonished to see four dead sea birds on our walk but truly did not give it another thought when i returned home, on every trip there we see at least one bird that has been washed up.
but in hindsight i now wonder if this was the start of the tragedy.
the SSPCA say that as of yet they are not treating this as a major incident.......
i am not sure how many dead birds count as major
we have a great deal to answer for
to be blessed with such areas of great beauty and then to spoil them with what will no doubt turn out to be human error, is frankly unforgivable.
the balls of tar are currently being collected by hand and our precious beach is closed
once all this is over will it ever feel the same again?
i am ashamed of how we treat the earth we all live on
things have to change and soon
it is not enough to just recycle a few tin cans and cardboard boxes - we have to look at all the waste we produce.
here at home we have recycled for many years, which was definitely easier in the South East.
as of yet we do not have a facility for plastic recycling anywhere near us - we are campaigning for this to change but it may be a very long way off.
because of this we made the decision to stop as much plastic coming in to the house as possible...
no cartons of juice - buy the fruit and squeeze!!
no plastic bottles of cordial - buy the glass option - easy!
no bottles of shampoo and conditioner - order from LUSH - shampoo bars - brilliant!
if we all give it a little thought maybe, just maybe we can make a difference.