Monday, February 09, 2009

Surfers Against Sewage On Facebook

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'Tis in the nature of men & women to see potential for beauty in the face of all that spoils. So whilst the garbage washed up on our beaches can be portrayed and visualised as "objets d'art" by some (myself included), let's not lose sight of the fact that it's an environmental pollution problem with a positively ominous momentum.

I snapped this ragged totem a month or so ago on Perranporth beach and it reminded me of the "fairy trees" you find in Ireland where people hang strips of clothing, scatter coins and plastic Virgins - offerings to old Gods and old ways.

It worked some magic of it's own. What with the credit crunchie eating into our coffers and dodgy builders ripping us off, I was seriously considering the family subscription to Surfers Against Sewage. I've cut back on SKY, LOVEFILM and my subscription to Women & Guns. Fortunately, spying this collection of marine crap brought me to my senses. (Anyway, there's always the pole dancing in Newquay for extra income.)

Now that SAS have their very own on Facebook page there's an opportunity for you to sign up and "exchange views about the environmental and health issues affecting all surfers." Or have a rant. No excuse now not to sign up. Go on - your beaches need you.

PS: guess which one of those subscriptions I don't actually subscribe to?

8 comments:

Jamie Watson said...

Women & Guns! (-:

Beach Bum said...

Good shot - that was too easy!!

nursemyra said...

hey BB, did you read about the two shark attacks we've had here this week?

Beach Bum said...

NurseM - no, but I just went looking for the scoop after your tip-off. You referring to that Navy Diver who had his hand and leg chomped off?

Geez - there's some advantage in living in a climate where the water's always feckin freezin then. Hope the dude does OK - he punched the shark on the nose! That's impressive.

nursemyra said...

there was also a surfer at Bondi Beach the same week.....

Beach Bum said...

Along those same lines read a report that global warming could cause dead zones in the ocean to expand and last for thousands of years. Even if we clean up our act by cutting carbon and stop fertilizer from flowing into the ocean. Playing with human extinction and most here in the US don't even think about this.

Beach Bum said...

Heh Carolina Parrothead! Yes, makes me think of that old classic by Barry McGuire - "Eve Of Destruction"

Beach Bum said...

Yeah, that song really fits right now.