The name of this blog suggests that Mission 4 is identical to Mission 1. There were indeed several similarities::
- Location: Katwijk
- Day: De dag: the day of the lord
- Weather: fresh and sunny
- Nature of the mission: trash beachcombing
But there were also important differences. First of all, it was more than a month later. As a result, we were able to conduct a comparative research. We walked about the same area and saw significantly less waste than last time!
This can have various causes:
- A battalion of trash beachcombers had been ahead of us that morning
- Or there has been (relatively) little waste fallen from human hands in the intervening period. And what is the cause of that? Maybe because on a clean beach there is less dumping ….
This time our party of beachcombers was different. We were accompanied by our super-enthusiastic ex-neighbor with her three equally enthusiastic children aged 6 and 8 and 8. They had been looking forward to collecting the waste all morning and they did not hide that! With a fanaticism that could put Olympic athletes toshame, the beach was combed from bottom to top and from left to right. Their enthusiasm almost ended into an argument about a piece of plastic at some point: “NO, THIS WAS MY WASTE, I WANT TO PUT IT IN THE BAG!”
A tiny little incident in an otherwise perfect afternoon: the images speak almost for themselves, and otherwise there is always the caption.