bits and bobs: A random assortment of things; small remaining pieces and things
The beach, at sunrise. How.
Look what the tide brought in.
And what hasn’t been swept out to sea yet.
Another day another mask.
How does one forget their shoes at the beach?
Wouldn’t you notice there as nothing on your feet as your walking on the pavement to your car?
Did I mention that all these photos were taken around 6 am on a weekday? A morning when the only people on the beach were myself, Lucy and a granny with her dogs?
Those brown sandals, they’re still there! Not even a hurricane could sweep them away.
When I was a kid, water bottles were unheard of. When did people get so thirsty?
I can’t see the sea!
Hey! That looks familiar. 😉
I should open a beach gear re-sell shop.
What happens at the beach, stays at the beach.
Wishing you all the best on this beautiful summer morning,
I hope you at least took the metal water bottle!
Mama Cook says
OMG! I almost spit out my coffee when I saw that towel!!!!! LOL!!! You go Mavis! Happy Fri-yay!!!
Mavis Butterfield says
Wendy Steele says
Oh Lordy, something tells me that towel ended up on a certain Whale Tail Coathook……lolololol Totally hilarious!!!!!!!
Mavis Butterfield says
I had a hard time deciding to keep it or gift it to Mrs. HB. 🙂
I use to live on the edge of Waikiki beach and I loved people watching and checking out all of the stuff people left behind. Most of it was quickly removed from the beach. I am surprised at how few books you have found, I use to see tons left behind. I am also surprised at how long the stuff stays at the beach untouched there. Waikiki was fair game for a lot of regulars and things would only be there a few hours untouched before someone would take it.
I know that at some beaches I go to on a regular basis, there is a “custom” of leaving your “beach” shoes on the beach (usually by the boardwalk though) after you change into your walking shoes on the way out. They really expect their flip flops to be waiting for them the next time they come. Doesn’t explain the LL Bean shoes unless someone beat you to the beach and is out there strolling barefoot in the sand. The boogie boards someone may also feel are okay to stash there until they return the next day. The sunnies and eyeglasses probably fell off in the surf. No explanation for the towel except it fell unnoticed out of someone’s pile.
I went on a hike the other day – we live in a very remote area – and there was a baby onesie hanging from a tree branch. It was creepy as hell. It’s not like it was in a campground. How does something like *that* happen?
Granny B says
We live in such a throwaway society people don’t even care anymore. So sad!!
A few things about the water bottle: Most Americans don’t drink enough water. We’ve been hearing that a LOT (heck, a decade at least), so it looks like we are finally listening!
Fun fact, in the 1980s, soda overtook water as America’s drink of choice. We drank more soda than water starting then. When I was a kid (I’m a teeny bit older than you. I’m 50.) We drank water, milk, and kool-aid. But we also never went anywhere. So we didn’t have “water bottles” so much as water from the tap.
Those ll bean shoes look really nice — too bad they weren’t your size 🙂
Love the towel you found!!
I would honestly start taking it all and either washing/using it or donating it. All that stuff ends up in the ocean when the storms roll through. That’s a ridiculous amount of stuff.
Lisa Scott says
I can probably explain the childrens items. When the family packs up, mama thinks the kid has the stuff and the kid thinks mama has it. Bam! Gets left behind. I am sure that when they get home there is a heated exchange about taking care of “YOUR STUFF”. Been there, done that and bought more than 1 t shirt!!
I’ve been reading about all the plastic in the ocean and wondering how so much of it got there. If the things left on your beach are any indication of the other beaches in the world, I how understand how part of it is happening. Shouldn’t there be some trash cans or recycle bins around?
I enjoy your blog and seeing the changes in your house and garden.