Today I took a trip to the Norfolk coastline and spent a couple of hours litter picking at Heacham and Snettisham beaches.
There wasn’t as much litter as I thought there might be but I still managed to collect a bag full of pieces of plastic, fishing line and rope.
When I first started collecting I felt a bit self conscious because I was by myself and just walking along with a bin bag!! Lots of people were walking their dogs so I soon had to get used to it, and I did. A couple of people even stopped to tell me what they had picked up over recent weeks.
It was a really windy day but warm and I enjoyed being by the sea. I’ve always loved the coast and water generally, be that rivers, lakes or oceans. I think it comes from boating holidays as a child.
I was thinking that just because we don’t have the bluest seas here in the UK, it doesn’t mean they can’t be clean.
It’s only right that we all do our bit to clean up and look after our environment.
I read something the other which really made me think:
“We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our grandchildren.’
I don’t know about you but that really motivates me.
Anyway, I’m only just beginning to take steps to help make a difference and it’s nothing to shout about yet but we all have to start somewhere.
After a day at the beach, walking back to the car I found a huge blackberry bush and collected as many as I could carry. So not only have I come home with a bin bag full of harmful rubbish, I also have blackberries – a thank you from nature I like to think! 🙂