Beach clean-up a beauty

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

LIFE is pretty good when you hit the road to clean up a beau­ti­ful Aus­tralian beach - Cape Kim­ber­ley in the Dain­tree - and four over­seas wildlife vol­un­teers of­fer their ser­vices and come and help out.

We were also joined at the Wildlife Habi­tat car park by about 20 other en­vi­ron­men­tally-minded lo­cals from Port Dou­glas and Cairns and headed off.

Cape Kim­ber­ley’s a spe­cial part of the world, the Dain­tree rain­for­est comes right down to the beach, as does the midges and mossies as the vol­un­teers found out - they are all still scratch­ing a week later.

It was a fun day but hard work as the group col­lected about half-a-tonne of rub­bish along a 4km stretch of a white sandy beach.

A group of friendly lo­cals treated the whole crew to a thank you bar­be­cue and a cool­ing swim in their pool.

On the way home we also jumped in the Moss­man River for a re­fresh­ing swim, it helped wash of the mossies, sand, cool down the sun­burnt skin and gave us all a good chance to chat.

I will be tak­ing the bus to the next clean up, so keep posted and the dates will go up soon.

Heidi and the crew at Tan­garoa Blue does this kind of fan­tas­tic work all the time, sup­port them when you can.

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