Bowerbird Haven

Bowerbirds love collecting bits of blue. Nowadays most bowers are decorated in plastic, -milk bottle screw top lids and -drinking straws. 

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Today I walked along a different beach on Korcula Island,  one I remember being dotted with happy families last summer. Today it's completely littered with plastic. Margot's challenge for me last year was to not accept anything in a plastic bag and to always carry my own recycle bag, in fact she gave me one, it's covered in sunglasses and other Aussie icons. I still use it and still do not accept items in plastic bags. 

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This lovely pebbly beach was covered in flotsam and jetsam, sadly most of it is plastic and the stand out colour is blue. Hence the reference to the bowerbirds.  

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This little bay is open to the prevailing winds and with all the passing traffic of tourist yachts,  ferries and cataramans it seems to have collected a lot of their waste. 

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Further along the beach there were a few large black tuff bags full of rubbish and some thoughtful beachcombers had piled together larger pieces of plastic, but I imagine it is an on going task on this beach.  Boat captains and their passengers need to have a rethink about their use of plastic, just as I have, thanks to Margot's encouragement.  

 

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