Nye Bay to Bond Bay
After such a big day of collecting and cataloging marine debris yesterday a decision was made to take a rest day today. Apart from the organising and storing some of the larger pieces we've found, Team Clean spent the day resting or exploring the coastline. Surfing, kayaking, fishing, birdwatching, or just relaxing on the beach was the order of the day.
Today, we also began the journey homeward, and apart from one of our fleet which travelled further north to Low Rocky Point, we left Nye Bay and made our way to the sheltered waters of Port Davey and Bond Bay where we laid anchor for the night.
It was a glorious day to be out on the water, with very light winds and not a cloud in the sky and our crew was yet again reminded of the beauty of this part of the world. It made us feel proud and privileged that we were getting rubbish off these almost untouched and pristine beaches. Yet, we also pondered how so much debris enters our oceans, to then be transported by currents and washed up on beaches and shorelines by local weather events. More importantly we wondered how can it be stopped.
Now on the return journey, our next few day will involve some final cleaning up and organising logistics for getting our haul of debris back to Hobart to be either recycled or disposed of appropriately.
Albert, Pip, and Shane