I can hear the grumbles already. My heart beats faster and the air tastes fresh and salty on my tongue. The wind is dragging at my hair and makes the beachgrass dancing. Just a few more steps through the soft sand. And then I am up on the dune.
There it is. The sea, the ocean. Dark blue, rolling waves, endless horizon. Some seagulls are flying with the stiff breeze.
My pockets are already heavy from the weight of all the beautiful pebbles I collected. Walking down the endless beach at the water’s edge is calming and healing. The powerful ocean appears in a different shade of blue today. It is said a day at the sea restores your soul.
But like somewhere else on Europe’s coasts there are not only unique shells and pebbles at the beach. Especially after the hightide you find artificial things too. A lot of. Walking at the beach also means finding waste which just has been left there.
Therefor Denmark has set up boxes where to put the waste.
One less piece of trash every day, is a great step towards a cleaner beach!
My pebbles, some seaglass and shells brought back home remind of a restorative week. And I am looking forward to go back there next spring. Our environment needs our help to recover from pollution through waste! Let’s do it!
Sea you soon! 💙