A week later we returned to the beach with double the man power. The beach was still in an awful state and more and more rubbish was being dragged out to sea every day. Bottle caps, rope and plastic bags have all proven to be fatal to many species of marine life - thousands of turtles alone die each year by mistaking plastic bags for jelly fish.
With this in mind and a desire to get our beach back to its former glory, we grabbed our bags and gloves and set to work, slowly but surely working our way up the beach. The difference last week's clean up had made was evident but by the time we were done with this one it looked like a completely different place.
We proudly stacked the mounds of bags at the top of the Ghajn Tuffieha stairs and set off for a well earned cold drink amongst great company.