'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?