The first word that comes to mind when thinking back to this past weekend and Labor Day is “Wow.” What an insanely crowded weekend it was with beautiful weather in the ’80s. With the first swell of summer, Laguna beaches were packed.
I took a walk with a friend from Pearl Street south and was astonished at just how packed full the beaches were. Given high tide was approaching with a swell, there wasn’t much sand to begin with on this stretch of beach and the lifeguards were busy running up and down doing their jobs.
I’m sure the Laguna Beach lifeguards had plenty of rescues over the weekend.
Good thing Coastal Cleanup Day is coming up quick on Sept. 15, administered again by the Clean Water Now! Coalition. Stations will be set up at the following beaches: Crescent Bay, Main Beach, Oak Street, Treasure Island and lower Aliso Beach. During the last cleanup, 3,280 pounds of trash plus 696 pounds of recyclable refuse was picked for a whopping total of 3,976 pounds of junk that don’t belong on our beaches or in our tide pools. So please come out and do your part.