Out for my walk this morning. I arrived at the Cockle Ponds to be confronted by this. I was outraged. I simply do not understand why someone would do this, or how they could derive pleasure from this. The second I saw this I sent a picture and a tweet to Gosport Street Scene. I had a reply within a couple of hours. I’ll check tomorrow morning to see if it has gone.
As you walk around the town, sometimes you see litter. But that doesn’t make it a dirty town, just dirty people who have no respect. In fairness to the town, it is quite common to see street cleaners both on foot and street sweepers continuing to fight battle against litter. Around town as well are groups of “Womblers” who go out on litter picks. I have done one, I should do more. It is immensely gratifying to do so. It is also immensely frustrating to see it messed up again.
It’s frustrating that it has to be done, but it is good to see signs that go beyond the “please don’t litter” and become really quite insulting to litter droppers. I don’t have any problem with that at all. Gosport Borough Council put a lot of effort in to keeping the place clean. It’s a continuing battle, but in my opinion, they are are doing OK.
Back on to a more pleasant topic. The waters in the cockle pond were still a bit rough. I was able to see some jelly fish, but there weren’t many around. Today’s walk was really quite pleasant. I got to say hello to a few people who I see regularly, and the weather was OK, even if it was a little bit cool.
So, another milestone is reached. With today being 266/366 I think it’s reasonable to say that we are in a countdown (count up)? With 100 days to go. I’ve only had one blip, which happens so I’m quite happy with things. I still haven’t given any thought to what happens at the end. I am thinking that I may set the clock to zero.