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Friday, 01/Aug/2008

Friday Islay Picture (67)

Is it Friday again already? Well, then it's time for the Friday Islay picture. And a bonus Colonsay picture. How does that sound? Good? Well, may be not so good, as I've decided to post a not so nice view from Islay. Not that you can see something like this only on Islay, no, you can see it on many beaches and shores in the UK and around the world. Something like this:

Picture of a pebble beach full of rubbish

So why post a picture like this, not something nicer?

Picture of an 'arty' collection of rubbish on a beach on Colonsay

Earlier this evening I found the Flotsam and jetsam art with a message pool on Flickr, created by Islay artist Becky Williamson. In it Becky collects pictures of various sculptures she created using man-made flotsam and jetsam. Or to put it bluntly all the rubbish washed up on our beaches. A lot of it probably almost indestructible, which will blight our environment for a very long time.

On Islay among others the canoe club does regular beach cleans, but wouldn't it be nicer if these weren't necessary? While it probably will be impossible to completely avoid it (e.g. a fishing boat losing a part of equipment in stormy weather) I'm sure it can be reduced significantly.

With that thought I'll leave you for the weekend, have a great weekend, whereever you are and whatever your plans are! Oh, the CD taking me into the weekend while pulling this entry together is King of the Surf Guitar: The Best of Dick Dale & his Del-Tones.

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