Those of you who know me and know the
know that is a favorite
overnight anchorage for LIQUIDITY. It’s just five miles from my Marina Bay, worlds
away from the city and has one of the best sea glass beaches I’ve ever seen. Peddocks
Sadly though, tide and current also make Peddocks a magnet for pretty much anything in
harbor that floats. The debris line, as observed over Mothers’ Day weekend,
included detergent bottles, sneakers, flip flops, water bottles, bottle caps,
milk crates, plastic bags, polyethylene line, cigarette lighters and more.
Absent human intervention to remove the plastic, it’s there forever.
My view of
came just a short
time after spending my second annual volunteer week sailing and teaching about
the environment on the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and so I’m sensitized to
both visible and invisible pollution. On Peddocks
it was commonplace for the Captain to grab the boat hook to retrieve what he
might, as we sailed and/or the trash drifted by. We might do the same, doing
our very little bit to save the planet and perhaps using the exercise as a
crew-overboard drill of sorts.