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Monday, October 17, 2011

The Clean Beaches of Huatulco

It was a great day on Saturday, albeit an early one as the groups came in at 7:00am to clean all of Huatulco's gorgeous beaches.

I must admit upon first inspection, Playa Maguey (our designated beach) didn't really seem all that "dirty" but, as we combed our way through the sand the bottle caps, straws, plastics, glass, and even and old blue discarded umbrella became readily visible.  Having said that, the beaches here are really never that dirty compared to some other places that I have been.  Even the local fishermen got involved as they pulled on their snorkels and fins to search for any garbage in the ocean.

I suppose like most things in life, it is better to be proactive than reactive, and that is exactly what the Parque Nacional is doing by organizing these Playas Limpias (Clean Beaches) gatherings.  Usually, twice a year, once in May and once in October, the masses gather to make sure that all of Huatulco's 36 beaches are clean for everyone to enjoy.

And while it was a little difficult getting out of bed at 6:00am, once we arrived in the tranquil bay of Maguey we were greeted by yet another beautiful Huatulco sunrise, it certainly could have been a lot worse.  The fresh air with that amazing view as the sun peeked it's way through the clouds was totally relaxing!

There is a saying I have learned from many years spent hiking in the Canadian Rockies, "leave no trace", and while I have never heard anyone say that here, there are many people who put that to practice each time they go to the beach.  Basically, pack out everything you took with you to the beach, and leave the beach a little cleaner than when you arrived.

A special thanks to our good friends Sue and Robbie for waking up early and helping with the clean up.  Also, thank you to the team at Resort Real Estate Services for making the effort on your day off!

LEAVE NO TRACE where ever you are, and the planet, and those that come after you, will thank you immensely. 

Gracias a todos!

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