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Sailing flotsam rubbish boat.

1. The Broken Toe on the lake at Wottamolla RNP.

Sailing flotsam rubbish boat.

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Sailing flotsam rubbish boat.

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Sailing flotsam rubbish boat.

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Clearly the craft are not posted in order of grace or chronology. This was a very early effort cobbled together with my son at Watamolla in the Royal National Park. Luckily the National Parks were underfunded just enough to leave them short staffed and there was always a little more debris washed up than they were able to collect. I suspect it is the same today. And opens up the philosophical discussion of environmental management. A like the native planting in human altered environments debate. The resources and energy thrown into constantly scraping the sand clean on the beaches is promoted/ spruked for funding as an environmental necessity. In truth it is more for the benefit of our desire for pristine tidiness or the idea of ‘original natural’ and a clear spot to lay out our towel. The seagulls and crabs don’t care what is on the sand and would probably prefer the pickings and shelter. The only real difference to the natural world is the blooming carbon footprint we generate from our incessant ‘cleaning up.’

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