This morning Marsha and I went to the Bath area to pick up garbage for the clean island sweep. Leading the charge was Miriam Knorr,once again organizing the event and showing up in her pickup truck to take a truck full of garbage herself to the dump. Without her organizing us and the athletes,I know we wouldn’t have the courage to tackle this trash ourselves.
It is the epitome of spoiled beauty in Nevis. To look at it you would think it was a garbage dump. There is all kinds of garbage in a very small area ranging from a truck to a bed,boat,toilet and all the usual such as packaging of all sorts,metal,plastic,cloth,paper and tires.
The thing that really bothers me so much and obviously other people involved and leading the effort is that this is a place of extraordinary physical and man made beauty. There is a hot stream,wetland,beach and the ruins of Fort Charles.
If even a tiny fraction of the money spent on maintaining the golf course at four seasons (which is painted green) was spent on maintaining this area,it would be a major tourist attraction. They needed the triathlon coming to Nevis to make them tidy up the area,and even with the bath being a regular tourist destination it is dilapidated.
Marsha and I both agreed that this area would make for an amazing restoration project as it has such an enormous potential and has fallen so far.