Archive for January, 2011
We have returned to Mahahual to continue our work here removing garbage that through currents is brought to this very vital eco-system. We will be here through May.
Our first beach clean-up is a beach South of Mahaual. We like to clean Punta Herradura. It is one of our favorite beaches along this coast. The reef opens up here, so you get more waves than other beaches along the reef. You also get more garbage. If it were clean of garbage, it would be one of the more beautiful beaches in Quintana Roo.
On our first few days beach cleaning, we came across the usual assortment of plastic bottles of various shapes and sizes, but we also came across some medical waste. Not so untypical. Just a reminder of how reckless our ocean dumping is, and how dangerous enjoying a day at the beach is.