Gallery photo by GRANT JEFFERIES, July 7, 2014

July 7, 2014 

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While waiting to pick up trash gathered by divers in the recent Dive Against Debris event at Spanish Rocks Reef off Holmes Beach, Delia Thiede, 9, could not resist capturing a bag full of salty air while she waits on the beach. It reminded me of a time long ago when I sought to entertain my two young children who were stuck on an anchored sailboat, bouncing off the bulkheads, waiting for the high winds to settle down. All they wanted was to fly a kite. A simple request if you have one, which I did not. But we did have a fishing pole, a large trash bag, duct tape and a wire hanger, and two eager aeronautical engineers. The trash bag, turned UFO, was a cherished item flown from the stern of the boat for hours.

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Delia Thiede, 9, could not resist capturing a bag full of salty air while she waits on the beach during a cleanup.

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