My big project this summer is to record Tsunami debri and other related debri that washes up along one of the last remaining pristine roadless coastlines, The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. We are working with NOAA, and the Surfrider Foundation and conducting surveys along a 70 nautical mile stretch and using a GTRV as our gear and kayak transporter, communication center and shuttle.
Here is a short vimeo video showcasing the van en route to Cape Flattery WA.
We are using kayaks to get to remote sections of this coastline.
The Lighthouse on Tatoosh Island which is visible from the hiking trail looms above us as we survey the Islands beach
So far we have found an alarming amount of general plastic and stryofoam at every survey beach!
Some important finds include Japanese lumber and remains of a partial home with bathroom products all the way from Japan. Recently we found a soccer ball
with the Japanese Soccer Club markings on it from city of Itsuchi, where tragically over 800 people perished last year in the tsunami disaster.
Its a fun trip and the Olympic Peninsula is a great destination. I know it well. If you want campsite and travel info let me know