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Beach Cleanup!

Nov 14, 2006

Location: Pulau Payar, Malaysia
Author: Evie
Today we woke up to another beautiful day in Payar. After breakfast we headed to shore to help the park rangers in their daily beach cleanup. Although we thought that because the cleanup was daily there would be no trash, we were wrong. In the two areas of rocky beach we managed to fill up over 15 trash bags. It was definitely a realization as to how much trash is actually in these waters. After returning to Argo for lunch we had a free afternoon. Half of us decided to go scuba diving one last time in Payar, hoping to see more porpoises, sailfish, or sharks. The rest of us took advantage of the quiet atmosphere onboard to catch up on chart work and other assignments. We did a pre- dinner preparation for sailing tomorrow, and settled in for a Student Leadership Development movie.