Garbage Island - Page 7 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree20Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #61  
Old 11-14-2012
casey1999's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: HI
Posts: 2,816
Thanks: 4
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 4
casey1999 is on a distinguished road
Re: Garbage Island

This is a truck load of the trash a few of us collected in a few hours time last spring on a remote windward beach on Oahu HI. A lot of the trash was fishing gear, stuff whales and props get tangled in. Most of this trash probably came from thousands of miles away, Hawaii snags a lot of the Pacific Gyre trash.
Attached Thumbnails
Garbage Island-1119111237a.jpg  

Last edited by casey1999; 11-14-2012 at 01:05 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #62  
Old 11-16-2012
vega1860's Avatar
Swab
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: At Sea
Posts: 695
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 8
vega1860 is on a distinguished road
Re: Garbage Island=what we saw, when and where.

This video shows what we saw between 8AM and 11AM on July 12th and where we were in relation to the gyre (Garbage patch) and the projected tsunami debris field.

__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #63  
Old 11-16-2012
casey1999's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: HI
Posts: 2,816
Thanks: 4
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 4
casey1999 is on a distinguished road
Re: Garbage Island=what we saw, when and where.

Quote:
Originally Posted by vega1860 View Post
This video shows what we saw between 8AM and 11AM on July 12th and where we were in relation to the gyre (Garbage patch) and the projected tsunami debris field.

Thanks for the video. So what happened once you hit the zone of Tsunami trash?
Regards
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #64  
Old 11-16-2012
vega1860's Avatar
Swab
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: At Sea
Posts: 695
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 8
vega1860 is on a distinguished road
Re: Garbage Island=what we saw, when and where.

Quote:
Originally Posted by casey1999 View Post
Thanks for the video. So what happened once you hit the zone of Tsunami trash?
Regards
Bigger chunks and more of it. We talked to other cruisers in Alaska who said they saw some of the things you have heard of - swamped boats, floating dock sections etc. We did not see anything like that.

Our YT channel consists mainly of the daily video logs from our trips so we will upload a day by day record of what we saw and did as we always do. Not trying to pimp my channel but I think this particular video is appropriate to the discussion and I think that is important.

There will be more videos featuring a lot of junk in the water but I won't post them here. People who want to see them know where to find them without me cluttering up sailnet with videos of us sailing through floating trash day after day. I think I have made my point.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #65  
Old 11-16-2012
biology's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: NC
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
biology is on a distinguished road
Re: Garbage Island

vega: the glassy seas, reflecting the sky, rolling in a way to make the mirrored clouds appear like they're in a fun-house.... just beautiful.
__________________
Ex Scientia et Artes Vita
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #66  
Old 11-17-2012
vega1860's Avatar
Swab
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: At Sea
Posts: 695
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 8
vega1860 is on a distinguished road
Re: Garbage Island

Quote:
Originally Posted by biology View Post
vega: the glassy seas, reflecting the sky, rolling in a way to make the mirrored clouds appear like they're in a fun-house.... just beautiful.
Yes, and it helps that Laura is pretty good with a camera.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #67  
Old 11-18-2012
jackdale's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 8,831
Thanks: 26
Thanked 35 Times in 32 Posts
Rep Power: 6
jackdale will become famous soon enough
Re: Garbage Island

The "stuff" seems to come from three sources:

Lost fishing gear
Garbage from various sources
Tsunami debris

That was my impression this summer.
__________________
__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply

Tags
garbage , island packet , pollution , trash


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Garbage Island nccouple Cruising Videos 9 03-27-2013 10:02 PM
Good news: Pac garbage patch much smaller jrd22 General Discussion (sailing related) 12 01-07-2011 09:49 PM
Pacific Garbage Patch Birdface General Discussion (sailing related) 0 10-29-2009 07:11 AM
Dealing with garbage while cruising Keldee Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 17 04-21-2009 02:46 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:29 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.