We couldn’t have had a better day for our inaugural ‘Save the Planet Club’ beach sweep. The sun was shining as the boarders set off for Boggle Hole, fortified by a continental breakfast and spurred on by the news that the afternoon’s Sainsburys trip was exclusively for beach sweepers! Initially the beach seemed pretty clean, but we soon found plenty of litter along the strand line towards Robin Hood’s Bay and around the beck further up the beach towards Ravenscar.
A good hour’s work yielded a fishing crate, a welly, a tyre, old dog balls and half a trainer, along with myriad pieces of plastic and old fishing net, all now off the beach. All in all, our first beach sweep was very successful, and everyone benefited from the fresh air and the chance to take a bit of time out on this beautiful beach, which we are so lucky to have on our doorstep.
Thank you to the all the families for joining us, as this gave the event a real community feel, and to Amber for supplying cakes! We would also like to thank Boggle Hole Youth Hostel and the National Trust at The Old Coastguard Station for the loan of the litter pickers and trugs.