Letter About Beach Rubbish
Post 11th March 1972
May I express my support for Cutti Didi (Jnr) and
his letter in last weeks GIP, regarding pollution
As a regular Beachcomber, I traverse the stretch between
the Sergeants Mess and Officers Mess at least
once a day looking for shells and other items of interest.
Unfortunately, I spend half the time and effort
removing shoals of broken glass and depositing them
in a safe place, i.e. atop of the sea wall, where
are pretty obvious and can be avoided. It is plain
to see that the nearer one gets to the Officers Mess,
more often the little piles of glass appear.
Why, oh why, must people persist in indulging in the
sport? (pastime?) of throwing empty beer cans and
bottles into the sea? I know that these items are
non-returnable, but would it not be worthwhile putting
or two pence deposit on them, in an effort to ensure
that they are returned to the correct destination,
I think that the majority of Gan personnel are aware
of the need to wear some kind of footwear on the
beach or during bathing, but some must be unaware,
especially visitors. If only one person avoids a nasty
gash on the underside of the foot and several days
of painful hobbling, this effort would be worthwhile.
Haven't we enough rubbish washed up on the beaches
already? So come on SNCO and Officer Gannites,
think about it, and let's see if we can't improve
things 'between' us.
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