Stuff Floating in the Water


We see lots of coconuts in the water. At least it’s “natural”.

You’d expect seeing stuff floating in the water near populated areas but the magnitude of trash in the water and washed ashore around here is disheartening. We began seeing an increase of trash in the waterway as we neared Miami. So far it’s continued. Sad.

Here’s a list of stuff we’ve seen so far:

– Small and large dock bumpers
– Plastic milk crates
– 5 gallon plastic buckets
– Styrofoam crab/lobster pot floats
– Rope ( so much freakin’ rope!)
– Lumber
– Plastic drink bottles
– Mattresses
– Assorted paper/ foil wrappers
– Tennis balls ( so many freakin’ tennis balls!)
– Fishing Rod
– Baby Sippy cup

Help support the Waterkeeper Alliance a group that promotes maintaining drinkable, swimmable, and fishable waterways. You’ll find their link in the side bar.

Marc and Jim


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5 Responses to Stuff Floating in the Water

  1. Maryellen self says:

    So thankful to hear you 2guys are not any worse! It truly sickens me to hear of the floating and washed-ashore trash. There needs to be a Chad Pegracke of the IC waterways! If you don’t know who he is, he was named CNN’s hero of the year…an amazing story of how one man can make a huge difference for the environment and our waterways! A true river angel! Praying your health will continue to improve, your strength will return so you can enjoy the last >500 miles! Paddle on and around! Prayers, blessings, and hugs!

  2. Marge says:

    It is sad to see all the trash in our rivers,canals,etc..just do not know why people can not dispose of their trash properly…

    Now. How do y’all feel? Much better I hope… John is off to South Africa tomorrow for 2 weeks…

    Stay well and may the wind push you along……God bless you as you continue your adventure..

    • I agree. We still feel a little on the weak side. The good news is we don’t seem to be getting any worse. May have caught it in time. Tomorrow is another day!


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