|A beach in Sprecklesville, the morning after the tsunami.|
We ended up finding a lot of debris, broken branches, and garbage up and down the beach. Aluminum cans were tossed all over the sand and partly buried under tree branches. We gathered at least 2 large bags of aluminum cans, many of them from a couple of decades ago. The waves had churned up hundreds of old beer and soda cans tossed into the ocean. Eventually, we got spooked by the water, and made a beeline back to the car. Only later did we find out how devastating the tsunami really was. Hawaii was mostly spared, with damage to a few beachfront areas, but Japan's nuclear disaster had just started.
|A Pepsi can commemorating statehood, 25 years after 1959, |
dating this can to 1984.
|Olympus beer, from two or three decades ago.|