This afternoon I volunteered my time (and dare I say, muscle) to the Surfriders Foundation and the monthly beach cleanup event. I’m a member of the group and I think it’s important to volunteer and help keep our beaches both clean and safe. Why? Because I love the water. For me, there’s nothing better than a day at the beach. Even better if there’s surf and I can get out on my board. I even enjoy it in the winter when I go walk my dogs out on the beach. It’s the efforts of volunteers that affords me that opportunity to enjoy it. I was amazed at how much trash we collected. I was going to take a picture of the heap, but decided I’d share a few images from my drive home. I only stopped once because, honestly, it’s SO darned cold out there!!! Maybe when it warms up I’ll share a sandy beach photograph. These two images are from the exact same location, just looking in opposite directions.