Thursday, February 25, 2021
I am a member of a virtual running club called Lonely Goats - and had an email the other day about 'plogging' which is picking up rubbish on your runs.
The only problem, I find, is what to DO with the bag of rubbish when I've got it! There aren't many large refuse bins out in the public domain.
However, it made me think. And this morning I went down to the beach at low tide, and picked up two hands-full of plastic and put it in the bins along the promenade. Next time, I'll take a bag.
I've made a fresh determination to return to a habit I used to enjoy which was to have a morning 'mindful' coffee sitting outdoors. I used to have a garden which I could sit in, but now I don't have a garden. However, I DO have a beach 2 mins down the road. And a park actually. And a shared courtyard. I like to sit somewhere private, alone.
We're not 'allowed' to sit and drink coffee outdoors at the moment - we have to keep moving (aka exercising!). So I put on my wellington boots and went down to the beach at low tide.
The beach here isn't the sandy type - it's pebbles, rocks and seaweed here. Further along to the east, the beach is nice and sandy.
It was a lovely morning - sunshine, no wind. And I got to talk to some people along the way too, which felt good.
I walked home via the park
this is the little pond which was looking so lovely, the purple crocuses were planted on the banks.