After the rain, yesterday afternoon, sun shone through the clouds and some gorgeous colours filled the skies...
We haven't blogged for a while. So a belated big thank you to all who came along to help with the Great British Beach Clean on Blakeney Point on the 20th of September. We were able to clear litter all of the way from Cley Beach to the end of Far Point, some four miles.
The pile after the first two hours
The most frequent litter items were blue plastic drinking straws, small pieces of plastic and over 200 helium balloons. These items can be extremely harmful to sealife when ingested. We urge people not to release helium balloons, as so many end up in the sea. Unfortunately it is impossible to get on top of sea-borne litter, as it is ever washing up on our shores. But thanks to the recent beach clean, the Blakeney Point shoreline is tidy for a while at least.
During the litter-pick, we found three young Wood Mice and their parent in the sand. There are so many beautiful things to discover on the Norfolk Coast, even when its raining...
-Ajay (Coastal Ranger)
with photos by Sarah Johnson and Alex Green