Buried bottles

I was recently at Juniper Beach with my family, playing and digging in the sand, when I noticed my fingers were bleeding.

I was recently at Juniper Beach in Kal Lake Park with my family, playing and digging in the sand, when I noticed that, mysteriously, my fingers were bleeding.

My kids had chosen to build their sandcastle and moat in the exact same spot that someone had buried at least six beer bottles, three of which were broken.

I spent the better part of an hour hunting down and removing shards of glass, and I was not finished.

I’m glad I found the glass rather than my two girls, aged four and one.

The bottles may have been buried some time ago – they were ‘stubbies’.

If you’re going to do something irresponsible, at least make sure your actions do not impact others, no matter how many years go by.

Thank you to the Parks Facility Operator who promised me he’d clean the rest up.

Chris Corbett

Vernon