When I first came to Fuerteventura in the early 90’s, I fall in love with the island immediately. A pristine nature, untouched beaches and loads of space for those, seeking silence and peace.
Back in the days, most of the pueblos had dirt roads, surf spots were empty and there was plenty of fish in the sea. Live was easy and laid-back. I saw hardly any ocean plastic at the Northshore.
Thirty years later I still enjoy the beautiful unspoiled nature and amazing beaches. Time is ticking slower than somewhere else, life is simple and free.
Nowadays, most of the dirt roads are paved- though still bumpy-surf gets sometimes crowded, fishing off the coast takes more time and, sadly, ocean plastic is a frequent find.
But I am still in love with Fuerteventura!
I prefer to do something and act local instead of complaining, be part of the change. I want to do my bit, help to save the ocean and cleanup the mess.
Beside questioning my habits, consuming more responsible, trying harder to reduce, reuse and recycle, I started to pick up plastic debris after surfing or when I was walking the shore with my dogs.