On Sunday evening, the Kissamos beach cleaning team gathered between Kolymbari and Tavronitis to do some litter-picking there. Some members of the team live in the area, and it’s good to keep open minds and expand our horizons!
We met at 7pm, and we worked our way around the middle of the beach, which also has turtles nesting, until sunset. The temperature and the breeze made it quite pleasant. We saw a turtle nest, right by some villas that were built more or less on the beach. We also saw the construction works for a huge project just behind the beach, and a lot of water being pumped towards the shore. It looks like there’s going to be some new big hotel there soon. We also found a ‘wealth’ of rubbish in the bushes just behind the beach, car parts and other big objects, apparently dumped on the spot years ago and long forgotten, with vegetation surrounding it.
After about an hour and a half of action, the 15-strong team had collected some 20 big bags of rubbish, which are equivalent to: one pick-up truckful (as you can see in a picture), or two big municipal bins. Another successful beach cleaning!
Till next time!