Final selection and planning ………..

The last few days  have involved tightly focused  collections from the beach in order to make sure that I only select the 12 items that I  selected to make my lines from,  to enable me to complete the  construction of  my lines before the ‘tow off’ on Thursday

casps in tray more bottles cord to stitch with  stitching

Commercial items such as rope , prawn boxes, gun cartridges, and domestic items such as bottles and  caps . The items are the most commonly washed up and the the ones that I have found  methods to simply link them together by piercing, drilling threading and stitching. The unselected litter such as the mounds of tangled rope and random objects will be bagged up and carried to the mainland in the boat. All the litter line and bags are to be picked up n Friday Morning by the Highland Waste Services

As I called a halt to more collections yesterday, I am now turning to testing making lines on the waterand organising where to take photographs from to capture the event.  And the all important letting people  know the where and when of the day.  A rough schedule will be posted today, please pass this information onto anyone you know who is involved.  For those following further afield please let people know about the event and support our World Environment Day by commenting on the blog and twitter @LittoralArt. She you tomorrw weather permitting!




Sunday Collection

This afternoon I had a wonderful visit from four Ullapool friends to assist me in making my Sunday collection of litter from the Back Beach.

Sunday collection

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It was great to have help to carry the plastic bottle lines already assembled back to the beach and to share what I have come to know about the beach with them and to discuss the sheer depth of the litter that pervades beaches like this even when they look seemingly clean. After many sweeps of the beach collecting bottles, caps, cans, ropes, gloves polystyrene, melted plastic we quickly sorted and carried our nets of objects back to my temporary workshop.

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By the end of the afternoon we had threaded over 300 caps onto approximately 25m of plastic cord and line before we  had a well earned snack before my friends boarded Johns elegant ‘ferry’ back across the loch. Watching them leave I wished for the loch to be as still as it is tonight on Thursday for towing the lines to Ardmair.