no dazzling summer
dull skies give an even light
best for photographs
The rusting sea defences at Charmouth Beach, Dorset, on England’s south coast. Their shapes, colours and textures fascinate me, sculpted by the sea.
Did you watch the BBC’s ‘Springwatch’ or ‘Springwatch Unsprung’? On the latter programme there was a guest called Martin Dorey who founded the 2 Minute Beach Clean
“We are a growing family of beach lovers rolling up our sleeves to help rid the world’s beaches of marine litter and plastic pollution, two minutes at a time.
We believe that every piece of litter removed from the beach matters. So it doesn’t matter if you do 2 minutes or 30. Each and every piece of marine
plastic removed from the beach is a piece that will no longer go on to kill.
Our movement has grown enormously since its inception in 2014. Since then thousands of people all over the globe have used our hashtag for their
beach cleaning activities.”
Inspired by this I went to Charmouth to do my 2 minutes, and then posted my finds onto the 2 minute Beach Clean Facebook Page. 2Min Beach Clean is on Instagram as well.
I came across a huge tangle of detritus too heavy to lift
but including a fascinating array of waste, all with an unknown human story attached
I set about cutting bits out that fascinated me and put them with the rest of my haul of beach rubbish. 2 minutes turned into a wonderfully relaxing hour of beach-combing finding more REPEATs
Amongst the rubbish it was this rope that intrigued me the most
which I have since discovered, from a diving friend, is a float line for a fishing net, probably a net for catching prawns.
I soaked the best bits in rainwater and just had to have a play around with the shapes
Next time you visit a beach spare just a couple of minutes to pick up the plastics, it thrills me to feel part of this wonderfully international inspiring idea.
Joining in with our 52 Week Photo Challenge: REPEAT
Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge: prompt words DAZZLE and SKY
Next week our Photo Challenge Prompt
Update: I have just started a new blog to house my Beach Clean Art.
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