I attended an offshore Training course wayyyy back, and they showed us a film called
"nothing goes in the gulf", it showed us that everything that you throw out in the gulf somehow ends up washing ashore from matagorda to brownsville !!
We were down on PINS last weekend and the debris field was from 4ft up the dunes to the daily high tide line everywhere. Thousands of tons of plastic, furniture, a sailboat, hot tub, lumber of all sizes (including whole pier and deck sections) and just plain trash. People were pulling out of there with trailer loads of lumber (hope they picked up some trash too).
Despite being an area relatively unaffected by the storm, the clean up will take a lot of effort.
we were in padre and corpus all last week and it was thick all out at Padre Isalnad State Park. The sign read. Take more with you than you brought. We saw computers, recliners, lamps, boats (no kidding) and lots of household items. Sad.
A weird thing is that we went down by the beach in Matagorda (probably Tuesday after the storm) and it was cleaner than usual! I guess it took a while for everything to wash down! ifish2 using Capt. Rob's Login