South Lido Beach Impressions

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Visiting South Lido Beach was a little eye opening experience. When I was there, I was looking around for signs of pollution and environmentally damaged evidence. The first part of the roundabout (near the gulf) seemed like it was in good shape. It was only when we walked about another quarter mile where the sand had started to get more gray and dirty. I had also spotted some trash in the shallow waters. The seaweed has also started to pile up as we walked further down the ridge.

The further down we walked the cost had been closing in with another piece of land, which is why it may have been more polluted. Other then that it was an enjoyable walk. The trash could have been piled up a lot more than it was, and the smells in the air could have been more of a stench. It was fun to see different kinds of birds, and dogs that passed by with their owner every once in awhile. The coolest thing I saw on our trip was at the very end when a raccoon was reaching into the trash bins to find some food for itself.

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One thought on “South Lido Beach Impressions

  1. I agree – at a glance, South Lido seemed to be beautiful and well cared for. No piles of trash or polluted areas stood out to me, but perhaps that’s because I was so focused on the stunning ocean view and diverse plant life. I didn’t even notice the trash in the shallow waters. Thus, you bring up a good point. The ocean is a large, dark curtain, and very few of us have the opportunity to step behind it. Sylvia Earle mentioned in her documentary that when she’s diving, she gets a whole new perspective on the destruction of our oceans. The pollution is there, but it’s so difficult for the average person to see! And it’s this distance from reality that hinders our urge to help protect the environment. “You have to see it to believe it”. I think so much more effort would be given if people truly could see what it looks like under the surface. Such visuals might be scary and overwhelming, but they might encourage society to be more active in ocean preservation.

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