Views of the Neighborhood

It looks like all the tourists have gone. If you check out my Thursday post, you saw the early morning saving of space. I did not have pictures of the crowds since quite frankly I stayed away from the beach all day. So yesterday’s walk produced what I would call the aftermath.

First, let’s look at the beach.

Beach shot

As you can see it is pretty clear of people and things. There is a slight haze, and the weather person attributes it to Sahara dust.

This next photo I have titled “Burial Ground.” Here is where the frames of dead pop-ups eventually wind up.

Burial ground

“The Sentinel,” is the title of his photo. This isΒ a photo of Β  an abandoned pop-up still standing guard waiting for its family to return.

The Sentinal

I know. Sad right?

The next shot is of the ARK (Animal RehabilitationΒ Keep) search vehicle.

ARK search

These volunteers search the beach every day for turtle eggs. Turtles no longer can simply lay their eggs and hope for the babies to survive. With so much human traffic the eggs can be broken very easily. The volunteers look for signs that a mother turtle has laid eggs and then they will dig up the nest and put the eggs safely away to hatch. The hatchlings are then released when they are old enough.

This last photo speaks volumes about former owners.

Pop Ups

That black thing on the right is a tire. That’s what I do when I no longer need a tire. I go out on the beach and drop it off. Don’t you?????







  1. I’m with that well-known wit and wordsmith Samuel Langhorne Clemens “The more I learn about people, the more I like my dogs”

    1. Ha ha ha. I’m with both of you. πŸ™‚

    2. Me too! πŸ’› CE

  2. Applesauce! People are such pigs. I am amazed so many of them leave those frames behind; such waste and total lack of respect. (Maybe they could use a year or two wondering where their next meal was coming from…)
    On a positive note, that’s interesting about the ARK and the turtle eggs, and the patrol vehicle. It’s a very cool point of interest to include, John. The sky and water are both beautiful.
    Bracing for Monday. Have a sublime Sunday. Mega hugs!

    1. I was happy the ARK vehicle came up during the walk. I’m bracing for Monday myself, 8:30 meeting which requires a 5:30 departure. Boy, I hate that. I hope you have a supreme Sunday, Teagan. πŸ™‚ HUGS

      1. Safe journey my friend.

      2. Thanks, Teagan. HUGS

  3. It’s amazing that people just leave stuff they bought on the beach. Those frames can’t be cheap, so the litterbugs also seem to be terrible with money.

    1. I’ve always wondered the same thing. We even find abandoned tents. Go figure.

      1. I’m going to guess that alcohol was involved in the abandonment.

      2. Gallons. πŸ™‚

  4. What’s wrong with people? Destroying such beautiful landscape with their trash. On a happier note, I’m glad the turtles have someone to look after them. I hope your Sunday is a restful one, John.

    1. Thank, Jill. Happy Sunday to you. *Sung to the tune of Cheese Burger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffet*

      1. Great song! πŸ™‚

  5. It’s so sad to know that people will come to enjoy a pristine beach and them leave it like this. What’s wrong with people?

    I like that the turtle babies get some extra-special care. Have a nice quiet day on the beach, John.

    1. Thanks, Dan. Enjoy your beautiful area as well. πŸ™‚

  6. If I lived on the water and was fortunate enough to have a beach. I would love, honor and cherish it. Love the pictures. Enjoyed the descriptions, especially the info about turtle eggs. Happy Sunday!

    1. Thank you, Linda. Happy Sunday to you. πŸ™‚

  7. Such and interesting post in several ways. If the garbage remained, people would stop coming and the turtles could have it back. It’s a shame really that there isn’t a department who would pick it all up and dump it on the litterbug’s front lawn. I’m sure there are cameras available that could at least identify those responsible.

    1. I have thought about taking pictures of the perps and then somehow finding them. I finally gave it up and just accept that low class is low class. Thanks, Craig.

      1. I meant more like permanently installed municipal type security cameras. They come with a little sign that warns of what happens if you leave debris behind.

      2. Yes, one dies by shoulder held rockets.

      3. Harsh. I thought maybe they had to make license plates by bending those frameworks into squares.

  8. Hi John,
    The fact that humans beings just throw litter away was once explained to me by a biologist as proving that we humans have descended from tree dwellers [= apes]: they throw down whatever they don’t need any more and then – out of sight, out of mind. It’s such a pity that we can’t just deny our ancestry. Well, not all of us are that that, thank goodness. But way too many are.
    In spite of that, enjoy your Sunday and the beach,

    1. Thanks Pit. Good explanation. I wish all would stick to bananas. πŸ™‚

      1. Maybe not even bananas. So slippery! And think of that smell, with banana skins in Texas heat. πŸ˜‰

  9. Love the idea of collecting turtle eggs. On the other, America seems to be the land of the free, home of the brave, and nation of the litterbugs. Sad.. —- Suzanne

    1. Yes it is. Thanks, Suzanne

  10. Some people are just pigs, huh, John? How can anybody leave their old junk behind to spoil the view for others … and possibly cause all sorts of harm to sea creatures?? But I love that they’re rescuing the baby turtle nests!!

  11. People are messy, John! No regard for nature! Happy to learn of the turtle egg patrol! Also love the beach shots you’ve been posting! Have a restful Sunday for your busy Monday on the road! πŸ’› Elizabeth

    1. Thank you, Elizabeth. πŸ™‚

  12. I love that volunteers look out for the turtle eggs and make sure they hatch safely. I’ll agree with many others that some people are just pigs.

    1. Yes indeed. Teri.

  13. I think we can safely say that humans for the most part, have little or no respect for incredibly beautiful places such as the beach. Sad. Cool that there are people who look out for turtle eggs. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I wonder, was the tire burned? I heard years ago that if you burn a tire, it keeps the mosquitoes away, which probably means it is toxic and shouldn’t be inhaled by humans either. People can definitely be slobs. Poor pop-ups. Sad.

    1. No the tire was just dropped off. Thanks, Kim.

  15. Some people have no damn sense of respect and duty … but at least you returned to your view still intact.

    1. So true , Frank. Thanks

  16. Ahh, the beach…

    1. And the tire. πŸ˜€

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