Monday, 13 February 2017

A Chance Meeting On One Of My Hikes. .

I went for another one of my walks the other day.  I actually spoke to two people for once.  Of course the passing drivers all waved.  Do you remember Mick Dundee in the brilliant Crocodile Dundee film saying "hello" or "G'day"to everybody he met in New York city?


Any way I was walking near one of our beaches and I saw man gathering up plastic flotsam and jetsam and I helped him collect the rubbish for a few minutes.  We talked for a while and I said there should be litter bins and he said the councils won't provide them because people would fill them with household rubbish/litter.  They still drop litter though.

He says he wants to form a group for our peninsula and he was a member of the Green Party.  I said the council/government should create rural jobs and he agreed but he said they won't.  Unfortunately we never passed on our contact information.  

I hope we meet again and in our own small way we can make a difference to tidying up our little planet.  John Seymour said: "I am only one person."  He was right.  But if we all leave the world like we would like to find it.  Rachel and Heron both said on this blog a couple of posts back that they pick up other folks rubbish and take it home with them.  Perhaps if we don't, nobody will?

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  1. Hey Dave, google the green party for your area, it will list the MPs and the candidates

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    1. Hi Sol, Thanks for the advice about the green party. The man I talked with says he wants to start a local environmental group and organize work parties to clean the beaches. Sounds a good idea to me. Thanks!

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  2. My mother used to pick up others rubbish too. Locals and the schools pick up beach rubbish but usually just before the tourist season begins. We go down to our local beach during the winter and marvel at the number of shoes the waves have brought in. Good on you Dave. We should at least keep clean our own little piece of earth

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    1. Hi LA. Your mother set a great example. I think we live in a throwaway plastic age. I often find old pieces of crockery when I am digging on the veg plot. They never needed dustbins years ago because everything was natural and decomposed naturally. Thanks.

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  3. Hi Dave have you checked out http://livingthesheepsheadway.com/responsible-tourism/ because I think that this organisation ought to have an input on your ideas ? All the best Heron.

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  4. I will check that out Heron. Thanks!

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    1. Heron. I walk parts of the Sheeps Head Way every week. I rarely if ever see any rubbish left by walkers. The rubbish is usually thrown from cars into the verges or on the beaches.

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  5. My pet hate is squashed energy drink cans. I don't drink the stuff myself. I have the impression they provide enough energy to squash an aluminum can but not enough energy to dispose of it correctly. I pick up them up.

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  6. Hi Gwil. I went for one of my walks today and came to the conclusion that some people throw rubbish away and some people will take it home with them. I think you make a good point. Why use your energy to squash a can and throw it away? It's easier to take it home. I do think councils should provide some litter bins though. Thanks.

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  7. You are doing a lot of hiking Dave. Such a lovely place to go walking.

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  8. I have to do a lot of walking Rachel or else my back aches from an old injury. Ireland is a beautiful place for walking. Thanks!

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