Heal the Bay - Coastal Clean Up - September 20, 2014
Hubby’s school was doing a field trip for the Coastal Cleanup and we invited our niece to come along so she could get some volunteer hours. Then hubby just wasn’t feeling up to venturing out so I decided to take Tia anyway. It was actually quite a fun day despite one thinking that picking up trash isn’t the best way to spend your time.
At first we walked just a little way down the path and found some nice benches, which I guess attracts a lot of people who feel like they can just leave their trash behind. Found a tub of Clairol conditioning cream tubes, 3 large Budlight cans, and a Shock Top bottle and our little bucket was almost full. We headed back, marked our stuff on a collection survey sheet and headed back out. This time we took a second bucket. We made it to the beach and that’s where I found a busted up surfboard. I took that back and then Tia and I headed to a little island in the lagoon area where we found the remains of a mom and baby seal, so sad.
A bit bummed by what we saw we headed off the island and headed to the Pier area. By this time there were more and more people and it was harder to find trash, which is a good thing. We finally made it past the Pier and found a bunch of large boulders and rocks that secure the shore, which seem to be a big magnet for trash. A lot of it unfortunately was out of reach. Next time bring grabbers!! Before long it was time to head back. We almost didn’t make it back in time. We recorded our findings as quickly as we could so the volunteers could wrap things up. Nice to be done and off to grab some lunch as we were getting quite hungry.
All in all a super great event and I found it cool that my niece and some of the other students I saw were really taking this event and task seriously. Hope next year hubby can join us.
Oh I decided to start the Garmin and track our mileage and it ended up being about 3.2 miles. Not bad!! A cleaner beach and some exercise.
>Eat the spider/bug thing. >Eat a bug. >Eat all the bugs! >Equip Bug > Yes, eat the beetle.
Yeah, you like where this is going. Time to eat like a goddamn king.
Well, at least, a king who eats bugs. Wait, what kind of king is that? Some kind of mad king. Okay, we’re going to throw that analogy into a swamp - you need some grub. Whilst you’re musing on regent insanity, however, the leaves are absorbed and you get some crazy powers out of them.
GROW LIKE A WEED - Photosynthetic powers enable you to gain energy from the sun.
LIKE A LEAF ON THE WIND - Decrease density and soar on strong breezes.
LAY DOWN ROOTS - efficiently absorb water through immersion.
Wow, these sound like megapowers for superchumps but in your current predicament, you’ll make do with what you can get. If you don’t like them, you can always toss them later. If you keep them and new powers overwrite them, however, they’ll merge and make new and interesting combinations… or else corrupt and make terrifying ones that won’t work or work weirdly or maybe mutate you or the game. Down that path lies glitches.
With a few powers under your lack-of-a-belt, you decide to resolve grub. At least you think beetles have grubs - or is it larvae? In any case, that fat one looks like an adequate starter for the day! You rear up and ready to attack the little blighter when you hear a fizz. No, not a fizz - a BUZZ. If you had hair, it might stand on end and give you a little warning - instead, the tension is a little too vague to catch before the little bugger outright ZAPS you with a jolt of electricity. Senses frazzled, you tumble backwards as the insect advances on you.
The mandibles work fast - it isn’t every day a Lightning Bug gets this big a meal! - shovelling you into its absurdly expansive gob, slathering those coils up in its foregut and then forcefully you end up crammed into the darkness of it’s abdomen, where no amount of photosynthetic power will aid you. These things have mighty appetities - their defensive powers do consume a lot of calories but you’ll charge its batteries right back up, after its done with you…
Could this be THE END?
No, of course not. That isn’t how these things work. There’s always a save game, a rewind, a finger held on the previous page to go back to the last option… but what’s going on here…?