July 22, 2018

We headed off from Nairn feeling pleased with our efforts. We had trialled the idea of towing boats full of trash and it had worked! So we set off to go visit our next helpers, old friends who had signed up for they weren't sure exactly what, last summer over a pot of...

July 21, 2018

We quickly realised that an Oppie full of ropes and nets whilst easy to tow was pretty heavy to haul up the slipway on a trolley with wobbly wheels, but team effort got all 8 dinghies around to the sailing club yard and the RIBs safely put away. Enough for a day that h...

July 20, 2018

Another calm day, though we've lost the sunshine. I get up early to take the boat out of the harbour before we lose the water over the bar and get stuck in the harbour for the day. It's nice to be out on my own so I head up to the

Bar, east of Nairn. Flat calm...

July 19, 2018

Good planning with the weather! We parked our van at Nairn Harbour and woke to a glorious sunrise. Today would be our practice day before a bigger joint effort tomorrow with Nairn Sailing Club.

I run through all the usual stuff for a day on the water. Double check the f...

July 18, 2018

Why Nairn? Nairn is fabulous. This is where we lived when my children were small, so we will always be biased...but with very good reason. Nairn has beaches and beautiful countryside stretching for miles. The old stone harbour from the days of the herring fleets sits j...

July 17, 2018

We have a perfect place to start our beach cleaning adventures. We are in East Lothian about an hour west of Edinburgh, and the beach is nearby. The coastline here is spectacular with cliffs, castles and sandy beaches. We have selected 2 places for surveying, places wh...

July 16, 2018

Cleaning, fixing, organising and packing, and we are finally... finally...pulling out the drive. We have all the usual holiday-in-the-van stuff plus some additional bits and pieces...the RIB and all the boat gear- radio, GPS, life jackets, first aid box, fuel cans; sur...

July 1, 2018

Today we launch...well, not boats yet, but the cyber existence of Action Optimist. Soon we will launch the boats! The idea of remote beach cleaning has been coming together here for years, but finally we are organised.

Our idea has been inspired this photograp...

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