Tropical Storm Darby brought in quite a bit of trash to Windward Oahu shores. We had done a small clean-up during our bike around the island last week at Chinaman's Hat (Kualoa Regional Park) but didn't have much time so focused on larger items such as the 50 foot long, 5 inch diameter rope pictured below.
Today I went back and cleaned from the north end all the way to the south end past the lifeguard tower. Several nice people saw what I was up to and lent a hand.
In all, we got four 60 gallon trash bags full and oddly a great deal of it was styrofoam which we don't often see in Kailua.
I also hiked Crouching Lion and to my great disgust found a half dozen discarded water bottles right in the middle of the trail. One can assume a single bottle could be an accident, but 6?!? What on earth motivates someone to hike in nature (presumably because they enjoy the beauty) only to trash it? Do these people not feel guilt? At any rate, I was able to collect all of the bottles despite not having a backpack by continuously throwing them down the trail in front of me until reaching the road.
Malama Aina people.
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