these are the posts tagged ‘beach’:


the wild beaches of koh samui…

… are littered with trash. here’s a small collection of shoes photographed on a short beach stroll.



plastic bottles, fishing nets, styrofoam, toothbrushes… i could go on and on, with multiple series on different themes. the further away from a fancy resort, the more sprinkled the beaches become with plastic trash, to such an extreme where it feels pointless to even fill up a bag with the stuff, as it wouldn’t make the least bit of difference. it’s shocking and eye-opening: we humans did this, and it all ends up here.

the problem is well known. the island’s only incinerator hasn’t worked in years. it’s hard enough to find trash bins, let alone recycling containers, and it feels like the only recycling happening here is done by locals who go through the trash trying to find scrap materials to re-use or sell. the rest is buried or dumped, without much care.

truth be told, the way garbage is treated is only part of the problem here, and perhaps not even the main one — if anything, at least garbage isn’t hidden away. it’s just there, for all to see. the problem is that all of this is made in the first place.

and i mean, it’s one thing to not buy bottled water, or to always carry tote bags to the market… but these are such small things. i look around me and there’s plastic everywhere — from the keys in my keyboard, to the shutters in the windows. how do you live in a modern society without plastic or oil, things so common that they feel like extra elements of the periodic table? we need a bigger plan for this.

analogue wednesday #84

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crab holes and driftwood, on our way to the beach.

analogue wednesday #83

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keep our beaches clean!

analogue wednesday #82

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our friends F. & A. are our local adventure partners — always up to exploring the hills or local fairs, discovering a new restaurant or just getting lazy at the beach :)

analogue wednesday #81

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usually we just cross the lagoon on foot, on low tide… but sometimes we take the boat.