|A little bigger bag than I had envisaged|
Barry, our new puppy, and I were so upset when we went to the beach this morning, because the high tide last night had brought in a huge amount of rubbish from the sea.
|Lots of people on the beach at midday today|
Barry and I did our usual bag, but it really didn't make any difference.
|I asked for help|
So I designed a poster and asked the people on Lanta to help with the clean up and was shocked when I returned to the beach at midday and saw many people on the beach, helping to clean it up. Resort staff, local Thai people and tourists were all helping.
Whilst I would love to claim that I motivated these people into action I cannot:
|Lanta Castaway Resort Staff|
Lanta Castaway Resort, always clean the beach, but today they seem to have doubled the crew size.
|Motivated by what he saw|
Local Thai people told me they were motivated by what they saw.
|Sarah Duff on her last day of her holiday|
Sarah Duff, who was spending her last day on Lanta, said she was devastated when she woke up this morning after enjoying a lovely clean beach for the previous days, she was compelled to contribute.
Two of our guests, Luna and Michael, asked for 3 bin bags and helped, 3 free beers for them!.
|Michael & Luna|
And of course Barry and I helped each of these wonderful groups and filled up another bin bag before we left the beach.
|What we did today|
But there is still plenty to pick up, so please if you go to the beach today, please pick up just 1 bag of rubbish. Imagine if everyone did this today. #just1bag