I had meant to write this post since last Saturday, but somehow I never got around to do it until this morning, Wednesday, four days later! The Geek needs the car this morning for a doctor's appointment, so it was his turn to take Kaefer to school and I have a blissful morning all on my own. What a gift!
So, last Saturday we participated in the coastal clean-up, went out to the beach with our orange buckets and collected trash. It was a typical grey day out at the ocean, but that didn't held us back.
There were quite some volunteers combing the beach for trash with their recycling and trash bags.
We had to keep track of what we found, and Kaefer was responsible for filling in the data.
Kaefer and the Geek even got up the cliffs when they saw something hanging in the plants.
Empty bags of chips, tons of cigarette stubs and some old underwear....
A bottle of alcohol and a soda can - you can tell from Kaefer's face how "enthusiastic" she is about those finds.
But all in all, we were quite surprised how clean our beaches already are.
Afterwards there was a barbecue at Bodega Dunes for all the volunteers. It was quite a cheerful crowd and we met some very nice people. But before that, we went down to that beach, and just about 600 feet from the shoreline there were two whales swimming - it was the cream on top of an already beautiful day!