Always Be Careful Of The Wrack Line

Be careful of the wrack line whether you are walking or driving the beach.

Every beach clean up we find all kinds of trash and treasures Some of this trash can be detrimental to your feet or your tires. The wrack line always holds the most garbage. Trash gets mixed in with the floating reed masses and wash up on shore. During heavy winds and waves we see the most of this debris. The wrack line is the line of debris left on a beach after high tide.

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spikes in a piece of wood on the beach

Sunday we found one syringe at the beach clean up, which is becoming a common find. We also find boards with nails constantly. Never drive through he wrack line or over debris. You never know what your tires will pick up. In this case a tire would have picked up this piece of wood with large nails or spikes.

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spikes in a piece of wood on the beach

Boards with nails is very common considering how piers and bulkheads are built. Nails are used instead of screws allowing the deck boards to break loose during a storm surge and not destroy the entire pier. Which makes perfect sense for the pier owner and builder. Nobody wants an entire pier floating around the waterways.
Just be careful out there after storms and heavy surge days.
Watch your step when you are walking barefoot,and never drive through the rack line.

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Syringe, watch your step on the beach.

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