Cheers for all the emails and messages of support for this project, been a while coming I know. Got one question from a friend Craig over here in Suffolk, wanting to know if the marine litter issue is a problem that I have found because I am looking or something that has always been there. He doesn’t surf so spends a lot less time on the beach than surfers do, but got me thinking, if marine litter is making it onto beaches now, it would have been over the last ten years, and I’m bound to have the odd shot from Iceland I didn’t know I had taken. So been back through seven Icelandic surf trips, shots which have sat on a hard drive since the trips, unused, probably only looked at once.
2006 – epic trip with Ian Battrick and Toby Atkins for three weeks in August. Fun beach breaks, pizza and camping.
2007 – Spring 2008 with Ian Battrick, Timmy Turner, Josh Mulcoy, Sam Hammer and Chris Burkard. Going back through the archives found this one incredible beach on the Greenland Sea absolutely littered, never been back there, but will now having seen these shots. Just goes to show I was oblivious to the issue back then, this is a beach which if you headed straight off it the next solid feature is the Arctic Ice cap.
2009 I couldn’t find too much in the way of debris shots, it was a quick trip, but 2010 and 2011 were a different matter.
I’m going to go through more and add to this, but in answer to Craig’s question, yep it was there, and no I wasn’t looking but my camera still found it.
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