Items left behind at beach likely to become ocean trash
The picture of the gentleman enjoying the beach chair in the Wednesday, July 21 paper (A2, FYI) made me wince.
A full moon tide coupled with high surf will wash that chair off of the rocks into the ocean.
Items like these are most likely not left by tourists.
On two occasions, I have hiked down the trail that local fishermen take to fish off of the point at Kalihiwai Bay. Both of these hikes were during the season of small surf on the North Shore.
The rocks were littered with all sorts of junk and trash that was probably left behind by fishermen who did not want to carry it back up the steep and somewhat-treacherous trail. The first big surf of the season would have washed all of that into the ocean. Such a shame!!
Jonathan McRoberts, Kilauea