I awoke early on a foggy Monday morning last week to the usual sounds of the street cleaners. People with brooms. People with [leaf] blowers. Trucks with rotating brushes that clean and vacuum the streets. Other small trucks on the beach emptying trash cans.
But there was a sound that I couldn't quite place. I looked out my bedroom window and saw a uniformed man on the beach making a neat, consistent pattern in the sand with what looked like a lawn mower. It was a beach vacuum cleaner!
My camera battery ran out while I shot these images, so most were taken with my phone. Still, click any image to make them even foggier.
|THE USUAL: BLOWING...|
|... STREET CLEANING...|
|NO WAY TO VACCUM FOG?|
|I CALL IT 'THE SANDSUCKER.'|
BUT THERE'S ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT... IT LEAVES LOTS OF SAND BEHIND.
|MAKING SURE TO VACUUM THE "PILE" IN THE SAME DIRECTION (JUST LIKE A CARPET).|
|NO ONE ELSE SEEMED TO THINK VACUUMING THE BEACH WAS AT ALL ODD.|
|ANOTHER NEW MACHINE (SPOTTED THE OTHER DAY).|
I'VE ONLY SEEN IT LEAVING THE BEACH, SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT DOES.