Thanks to John Arndt for this colorful shot taken aboard the Tartan 40 Asolare while sailing from Hopetown, Bahamas to Newport, RI!
The sun was shining when we landed our kayak on the beach at Cypress Head Park in the San Juan Islands to have a look around. It was immediately obvious that a combination of very high tides and strong northerly winds had recently swept debris up onto the spit. Logs, bits of wood, sea grass and kelp had littered the grassy shoreline and pebbled beach. Along with the natural debris were, of course, signs of civilization in the form of plastics, pieces of sea glass, a wayward PFD and mismatched flip-flops. But in all the rubble, we found a few bits that mattered.
As Jill was walking she spotted two yellow cards that stated, “PLEASE PICK THIS UP!” She obliged and found biodegradable drift cards that had been deposited into the Salish Sea by researchers studying how a major oil spill along the Inside Passage shipping route may move through the area with the current. When we got back to the boat we logged onto the website on the cards, registered them and uploaded a photo. It was neat to see all the beautiful places people had found these cards. Though, the reality of finding them was that oil could end up in their place. Not a pleasant thought, but at least they are figuring out what can be done if a spill does occur. And we were happy to help.
Enjoy this week’s edition.
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