First autumn mists by my river. I walk there, I pick up rubbish there.
It’s changed a lot since the dry weather 5 years ago, when Matthew and his cousin picked this dead fish out of the water. There were scores maybe hundreds of dead fish – did anyone ever find out why?
5 years on, we’ve had so much rain, the shape of the river’s changing; I think there’s less rubbish but maybe it’s just the summer growth. A lot of trees seem to have died off and I haven’t seen the heron or the ducklings this year.
A few months back, I reported oil on the water. I still haven’t heard who was responsible, or how big the fine was.
Our rivers, loughs and seashores need care and respect. Who’s picking up and where?? Come on Ballymena. Come on Northern Ireland. Come on world.
Next blog: Thur Sept 7: Larne, or Omagh….
best beams, Baglady