Before we get to today’s post, please understand I won’t be able to visit and read your posts this week. We have suffered the wrath of Mother Nature. We experienced the worst of the Eastern Cape rains the past week and to date have been dealing with damage control. Our roof, ceilings kitchen and bedroom need repair so my energy will be focused on that for the next while. I do have posts scheduled and will try keep up with moderating your comments. I am looking forward to catching up with you all soon again.
Saturday 16 September 2012 was International Beach Clean Up Day – it just so happens that our annual Sundays River Clean Up aka Trash Bash fell on the same day. This year, I was requested to take the “official” photos. I must say that taking shots of moving busy targets is somewhat more difficult than I had hoped. Food is definitely much easier.
The initiative is supported by various sponsorship who donate so many wonderful things. The kiddies from the local school come along to learn about the importance of keeping our environment neat and clean and after their morning of collecting rubbish were given a boerewors roll and cupcake and were given goodie bags filled with cool drinks, sweets, crisps, thermos mugs, some bags also had torches while others had water bottles.
There was also a lucky draw to win a bicycle – one for the girls and one for the boys. There was also loads of lucky draw prizes which included cooler bags, stationery, toys, peak caps, tog bags and food packs.
It was reassuring to see that this year the skip wasn’t nearly as full as in previous years, so it seems people are starting to take more care of our environment.