After all the walking yesterday, I got a clear thought of wanting to do something about all the rubbish that’s laying around on the beaches and streets. We both want to do this, but since Anders has a slight case of “Bali belly” (upset stomach), I went ahead and started with our plan today.
The first challenge was to get something to collect all the trash in – and even though there’s lots of plastic laying around, large sacs are unusual. But our big blue bag from the laundry place, a shopping bag and a couple of large bags from our hotel did the trick.
Next challenge was to pass several groups of people, gathered for a hindu funeral ceremony. There I was, in the middle of people offering, praying and walking with the ashes of the dead person into the ocean.
Finally I made it to the beach I had thought of and got started. About one hour later the bags were filled and so heavy I hardly managed to walk all the way back.
Then it came to finding the gardener at the small hotel where we stay and have him help me find the garbage place and dump it all into the container – because the bags will be reused for our next trash-picking-adventure.