Yes, Barbi sure does need a break!
Regarding the new topic, if any of you tourists happen to stumble across cigarette lighters on the beach, I would love to have them for a project I'm working on. If you would be so kind as to mail them to me, I will happily reimburse you for your postage and send you a little painting to say 'thank you'. Make sure they don't have any lighter fluid left in them and it's OK if the ends are missing. Send me a message and I'll write you back with details. Thank you very much!
Also, regarding the trash, if it's any consolation at all, I see lots less trash beginning spring when the sand starts coming back. It tends to wash away in winter months, exposing lots of plastic items. When the sand is back, the trash is still there...but buried!
What a pity that ships and boats just seem to dump everything overboard. Does anyone know of anything that can be done about that?