Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Wednesday 26 March

Brilliantly sunny day here in Stornoway, although it's not warm. One visitor came this morning, to drop off luggage and take off on the service bus round the West Side - to sites like Callanish and the Blackhouse Village near Carloway. Tourist season commenced last week.

When you're on the beach, you're bound to encounter plastic litter. It may seem innocuous, but it is not. A BBC-report from the Central Pacific island of Midway describes the graphic and gruesome consequences on wildlife. Albatrosses for instance feed on squid. Plastic looks like squid, so they gorge themselves on plastic - and starve to death. By the dozen. Think before you throw.


  1. I went to your link ,and found it interesting especially the figure ! aliens of another kind Jan xx

  2. I watched your link. it makes you stop and think.I know charging for plastic carrier bags will be a good idea.The cash what the supermarkets make should not be used as profit. The profit should be used for improving the protection of wildlife. Just a thought.I hope you are having a lovely day.
    love and hugs

  3. How horrible for the albatross ~ people are just so ignorant littering.  You should see the sides of some our roads, it looks likes a dumping ground.  People are always throwing furniture and the like in our woods.  It disgusts me.

  4. Exactly!  It is horrible some of the things that happen to the marine life, including birds, due to our trash.  Some strangle in the six-pack rings, also, getting their heads stuck in them.  Balloons can also look like food, and, similar to your description, "eat" the food, which never digests and has them feeling full, and hence starve to death.

    Good reminder, Guido.

  5. princesssaurora27 March 2008 at 01:09

    Nippy day for the tourists huh?  Stay warm!  

    be well,

  6. Good...a nice sunny day!!   Also, on the plastic sad...litter belongs in the Bin!  Take care...