Puffin fodder. It's amazing to see how each section of coast is subject to its own type of waste. Sea areas like the inner Hebrides that are subject to strong currents and swells seem to sort and separate waste to be deposited in specific places. Lock Scavaig for example, had almost no large fishing gear or bottles that were the norm in other areas, but huge amounts of the smaller stringy bits in amongst the shoreline detritus.
Wind assisted plastic hunt Inner Hebrides.
This is what we're up against. A milk crate seen having its own nautical adventure off the coast of Islay earlier this year.
Its an issue that is rightly now part of daily conversation, and it will take a positive mixture of both change of policy at the highest level and a concerted international clean up effort to undo what has already be done. Next week ill be working with the beautiful @bessie_ellen and @cleanoceansailing to collect, collate and dispose of plastics from the remote west coast of Scotland.
One of the more surreal moments so far as we approached the Norwegian coast. The light was doing really weird things. There was wind but it wasn't effecting the surface of the water, no ripples what so ever, so aside from the remnant swell it was totally smooth. I generally use ripples as an indicator of the true wind direction especially when it's light so this was really disorientating. There was no haze creating optical oddities over distance. A large ship coming over the horizon looked like a small boat much closer. . . . . #theoakenyarn #35mm #sailing #norway