Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Sweeping the Harbour
A group of divers called 'Aegean Rebreath' , the municipality of Poros and local volunteers got together and cleaned all the rubbish from the bottom of Poros harbour.
What they recovered was amazing. A dozen or so car/boat batteries for a start. I presume those were thrown overboard by fishermen whose little-boat batteries had died. Chuck it into the sea and get another. That was the way of thinking of many of the older generation. Outa sight, outa mind. Throw your old oven down the cliff , followed by a dead donkey.
Ready to start. The little boat is empty but not for long
Someone has a sense of humour.
A couple of supermarket trolleys and a few bicycles
About 20 old tyres
Loading up for the landfill. From one rubbish tip to another
Apparently our young Mayor dived with them. They also removed all the nets stuck on the bottom. I hope the next clean-up shows that the people of (and visitors to) Poros have become a little more environmentally aware and less trash has been carelessly tossed into the Aegean.