The photo above is from last year on the Fourth. We, along with a group of friends called in, picked up around a thousand pounds of beer cans, bottles, clothing and other litter. After that debacle there was a lot of media attention about littering here. Signs were posted and marine patrol stepped up their work on the beach and water near the island.
We weren't sure what this year would bring in terms of littering, but somehow I didn't think it would be a problem.
And the photo above is from this year. There were a few cans and some cigarette butts. But the wild frat party atmosphere did not happen.
And this sums up what we both feel today: peaceful, relaxed and happy. It has been a nice day and the great thing is that it isn't over yet.
We had a fabulous sunset and a great walk on the beach. Now it's time to cook dinner and do some reading before bedtime. Troubles may come tomorrow, but today is truly serene.