Save our Tomales Bay – 42 East shore roadside trash update

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Tomales Bay is so beautiful, people come from all over to enjoy it in a variety of ways.

South of Tony’s Seafood is a popular spot with the roadside fishing crowd. Read past posts on this here and here.

They seem to have improved their habits lately and are packing out most of what they bring with them.

But some are still in need of some education on how to respect a place as special as Tomales Bay

©Richard james - coastodian.org bottle empty, why recycle it when you can smash it on the shore of this gorgeous bay.

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bottle empty, why recycle it when you can smash it on the shore of this gorgeous bay.

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Further north is a place the wind-surfing crowd calls Grassy Point.

Windy days you can see some high speed surfing near here.

Unfortunately, some people seem to think that once they are finished consuming a beverage or meal, or engaging in other activities, all they have to do is toss anything they don’t want along the shore of the very beauty that brought them here.

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©Richard James - coastodian.org These two were responsible up to a point.

©Richard James – coastodian.org
These two were responsible up to a point.

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©Richard James - coastodian.org Such respect for so beautiful a place as Tomales Bay.

©Richard James – coastodian.org
Such respect for so beautiful a place as Tomales Bay.

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©Richard James - coastodian.org Cormorants and Pelicans resting, keeping warm

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Cormorants and Pelicans resting, keeping warm

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Back to the road south of Tony’s, we see more of the same

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Further north, just above Hamlet we find where some thirsty motorists decided to change the spark plugs in their ride. Too bad they felt the need to dump their trash along the shore of beautiful Tomales Bay.

©Richard James - coastodian.org That ramen cup below the orange cone was home to a sleeping garter snake I rudely awoke. My first snake sighting of 2016 and a very early start to spring. I declare it spring upon seeing my first snake in the wild.

©Richard James – coastodian.org
That ramen cup below the orange cone was home to a sleeping garter snake I rudely awoke. My first snake sighting of 2016 and a very early start to spring. I declare it spring upon seeing my first snake in the wild.

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Tomales Bay brings me much joy, that is why I spend so much time cleaning up the messes I find made by others. I show respect for something I cherish.
Seeing what I’ve shown you above, ask yourself, “What can I do to protect this place that brings me joy?”

Let’s end this post on a more upbeat, beautiful note with some close-ups of a juvenile hermit thrush hopping on the rocks in search of food at Nick’s boat ramp.

Don’t for a second think I knew that it was a hermit thrush, much less a juvenile.

I am a bird enthusiast, not a birder.

One of a cadre of experts I rely upon, Keith Hansen clued me in to the species, as well as the pale-tipped upper wing covers of a juvenile hermit thrush.

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Next related post may be found here.

Previous related post may be found here.

See the first post in this series “Save our Tomales Bay” here.

2 thoughts on “Save our Tomales Bay – 42 East shore roadside trash update

  1. Enjoyed our time together this weekend. I’m glad you included the photos of the hermit thrush at the end of the post. Thrushes have wonderful voices. Two that have delightful and mysterious voices are the Swainson’s Thrush and the Hermit Thrush. It’s important to see and listen to our animal friends when we’re out there.

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