Early yesterday morning I called in at Hillarys Boat Harbour, the harbour three minutes away from home, the harbour that you have seen here many times! I was interested to see what would be discovered under the beautiful waters of the marina in the 8th Annual Underwater and Land Clean-up 2018 organized by volunteer divers from the Narc Dive Club. Remember last years clean-up around Rottnest Island here. Sitting in the cafes and restaurants around the marina who would guess what lurks beneath! If you have 2 minutes check out the video here, you will be as shocked as I was. The young girl above with, I'm guessing her dad.. it's never too soon to teach our young people the importance of looking after our precious environment..
No sooner had the divers entered the water than they were popping up again with an astounding array of rubbish from under the water.. some most likely blown in by the strong winds during winter storms but so much that could have only landed there with a lot of help. Chatting with one of the organizers I asked what the weirdest thing was that they had pulled up, hoping it wouldn't be something too horrible, but incroyably it was a French bugle.. bizarre oui :)
The divers cover an area of 5.3km, the rubbish skip below is only for this section, one of many. This is how it looked when I left after less than an hour! You may have to embiggen the images to get the full effect.
.... and below when Aimee and I returned in the afternoon. In the first clean-up of the marina six years ago the Narc volunteers pulled up 8tonnes of rubbish, will be interesting to see how much it weighs this time.. will let you know! It is a two day weekend event, so it will be all divers below once again today, a massive effort from the Narc volunteers on land and under the water, a huge merci beaucoup 💙 Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe..