Beach Clean Up

We were given a trip on Whale Watch this week.  They asked that, in return, we spend some time doing a beach clean up.  Last week, we had a day that was so lovely and warm that we decided we would do it then, at Gore Bay.  We split up into two groups; three of the boys went one way and the rest of us went the other way.  I told them to start back after half an hour and we would meet up near the start.  It is amazing, and disgusting, what you find on the beach!  Why don’t people pick up after themselves?  Most of what we found had been thrown under the bushes at the edge; there were a lot of beer bottles.  Yuck!  We also found an old tire and some lumber, but the most unusual find was the huge wad of frayed rope that the boys found!

One group went north.

One group went north.

One group went south.

One group went south.

He said he wouldn't help, since he couldn't go on  Whale Watch, but when we got started he couldn't resist!

He said he wouldn’t help, since he couldn’t go on Whale Watch, but when we got started he couldn’t resist!

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After our time cleaning up (and deciding we should do it again in a few weeks), I let the boys play on their “raft” again for awhile.  They sure are having fun poling that around the lagoon!

While we waited for the rafters to come back, these two built a bridge.

While we waited for the rafters to come back, these two built a bridge.

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Mussel shell with coral on it.

Mussel shell with coral on it.

I found this mermaid's purse.

I found this mermaid’s purse.

The biggest find of the day!

The biggest find of the day!

And then, the camera got dipped into the water, so we had to buy a new one in order to take pictures when we went on Whale Watch!

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About NZ Filbruns

A home-school family living in New Zealand, with a desire to share what Christ has done for us.
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One Response to Beach Clean Up

  1. Sandra says:

    Thank you fot sharing your life. It is so different from my life here in Sweden!
    In Sweden we are not allowed to homeschool. We should if it was possible.
    Sandra

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