We are so excited! Our 2020 cleanup expedition to the wild World Heritage Area of south-west Tasmania has begun! Yesterday afternoon, our beach cleaning team of 21 volunteers travelled to Southport and Dover, in southern Tasmania. We loaded all our gear onto three fishing boats, and embarked on our big adventure. Along the south coast, we had some very rough weather and very big seas! Some of us felt a little bit wobbly. Our destination was Spain Bay, inside of Port Davey. We arrived at 9pm. We woke up in the sheltered waters of Spain Bay and set off on our dinghies over to the beach. We walked along a bright white beach surrounded by beautiful green hills and mountains, but our heads were down in the sand picking up plastic, big and small pieces, rope, bottles and metals. We picked up 8,964 pieces of rubbish! The most interesting item of the day was a black plastic toy bull.
We don’t know how old it is, but maybe it belonged to a kid of a boat who turned out to be a skipper or boater. The animal of the day was the white-bellied sea eagle who checked out us when we got ashore to see who the new crew in town were. It was very inquisitive and definitely unafraid of us humans. Tell you more tomorrow!