Dutch beach invaded by Cuban bananas

National Geographic has this photo and article about a beach on the Dutch island of Terschelling which was recently inundated with bananas which were washed off a cargo ship during a recent storm. Apparently, due to it’s position the island is regularly bombarded with cargo washed off of cargo ships. In recent times the beach has been covered in sneakers, aluminium briefcases and sweaters.

The whole thing reminds me about a blog I wrote a while ago about some rubber ducks which were washed around the world. There is a huge amount of junk floating around the world’s oceans. I read a book about a guy who was adrift for 76 days on his own and he came across a huge river of junk floating in the ocean.