A Big Clean Up...

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@sueznewz2 (9333)
Alicante, Spain
November 4, 2015 3:08pm CST
I went for a Walk down our beach today.... only to find... instead of pristine white sand... loads and loads of slimy mucky green washed up seaweed... it looks terrible.. We had a bad thunder storm and torrential rain most of Sunday night and Monday morning... but my friend who was down the beach on Monday afternoon, didn't notice it... , so it may have washed up tuesday..., but it looks a right mess... and is acting as a barrier to people wanting to sit on the beach or get into the sea... I'm surprised they have not cleaned it up... the town council is usually very quick at cleaning up the beach, as it's a valued asset to the town... as a winter resort... the picture is not our beach... but that is what our beach looked like this morning...
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@jaboUK (50127)
• United Kingdom
4 Nov 15
Hey, get rid of that stuff before I get there in a fortnight!
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@sueznewz2 (9333)
• Alicante, Spain
4 Nov 15
ok ... I'll have a word in their ears....
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@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
4 Nov 15
It just looks like grass
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@sueznewz2 (9333)
• Alicante, Spain
4 Nov 15
you're right this does.. but the seaweed on our beach is much darker.... and unsightly...
@simone10 (22269)
• Louisville, Kentucky
6 Nov 15
I can see why no one would want to get into the sea. Who wants that yucky stuff all over them.
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@sueznewz2 (9333)
• Alicante, Spain
6 Nov 15
Yes and its slippery too....
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@simone10 (22269)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Nov 15
@sueznewz2 I can imagine. Have they cleaned it up yet?
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@sueznewz2 (9333)
• Alicante, Spain
8 Nov 15
@simone10 no but it's drying out so it does not look so bad... but it's still there... but people were walking through it... to get into the sea....
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
5 Nov 15
I think that they wait until it dries up a little, it's easier to clean up.
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@sueznewz2 (9333)
• Alicante, Spain
6 Nov 15
That could be true,... and, I was wondering where they would put it.. ??
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
7 Nov 15
@sueznewz2 Algae are very good as fertilizer, it is possible they move the algae in the fields.
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@BelleStarr (31143)
• Portland, Connecticut
6 Nov 15
Well I am sure they will get to it quickly. I do love to walk on the beach but it is about 30 miles away.
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@sueznewz2 (9333)
• Alicante, Spain
6 Nov 15
I just walked down there again today ...and its still there... but it could be like Anna says and they wait until its a bit drier...
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@JudyEv (96872)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Nov 15
I'm always worried about what may be lurking in seaweed. It's supposed to be good for the garden if the salt is washed off.
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@sueznewz2 (9333)
• Alicante, Spain
6 Nov 15
You may find a crab .... lurking.... lolyes quite a few creams andbezuty products contain extracts of seaweed these days....
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@PainsOnSlate (19021)
• Canada
5 Nov 15
I saw a lot of that last winter In the Dominican Republic, Most of the resorts along the shore had tractors but our place had humans, it took a lot longer but they did a great job.
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@sueznewz2 (9333)
• Alicante, Spain
5 Nov 15
Yes we've got equipment too.... which why I was surpried it wasn't out working yesterday....
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@sharon6345 (106376)
• United States
5 Nov 15
I wish I had a nice beach to get in and enjoy. I refuse to swim in Ny due to the nasty color of the water.
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@sueznewz2 (9333)
• Alicante, Spain
5 Nov 15
The water is a beautiful colour here and clear too.... and warm enough to swim in all year round....
@just4him (89141)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 15
I hope they get it cleaned up soon so people will be able to enjoy the beach once again.
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@sueznewz2 (9333)
• Alicante, Spain
5 Nov 15
Thanks Valerie, me to....
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@Juliaacv (22081)
• Canada
4 Nov 15
There hardly looks like a beach, it looks more like a lawn. I hope that they get it cleaned up soon for everyone to enjoy a nicer site.
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@sueznewz2 (9333)
• Alicante, Spain
4 Nov 15
Yes me too... for us locals and we have lots of people come to this area over winter ..but if it looks like that they won't.... Its one of the top 10 beaches in Europe...its usually pristine....
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@Dragonairy1 (1486)
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
7 Nov 15
I hope they clean it up, or it washes away again x
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@sofssu (14742)
5 Nov 15
I would love to have a beach near me.. even if it is filled with sea weed its fine. Just kidding I know what you mean.
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