Many Christians attend church services on Good Friday and Easter Sunday, spending time reflecting on the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ.
It’s also a time for families and friends to catch up over the long holiday weekend, with many paying tribute to the time honoured tradition of camping on Cayman’s beaches.
It’s nice to travel from camp to camp to chat and catch up on the past year’s activities, to share in food prepared on a caboose and raise a glass in toast of the occasion.
Those who live near the beaches where campers set up their tents know to drive cautiously in those areas and be patient.
What isn’t pleasant each year about the Easter holiday and the tradition of camping is the poor condition in which some campers leave our beaches.
Many of us travelled past some of those beaches Tuesday morning on our way back to our offices and shops.
What we could see of the abandoned camp sites on some beaches was litter and filth.
Trash was strewn about on some beaches and in instances where the campers did bag up their trash, the bags were left on the beach for the wildlife to contemplate.
Camping is a Caymanian tradition. It’s known that most expats don’t take part in the exercise, so one could assume that the trash was left on the beaches by Caymanians.
We should be ashamed of littering the beaches in our own homeland. We should have more pride.
There are still some people taking this short work week to continue to camp.
It is our hope that they have a good time, but that they clean up after themselves when their holiday on the beach comes to an end.
Many in the Cayman Islands celebrated Earth Day last week and there will be an Earth Day festival at Camana Bay today. In this country we should be celebrating – and keeping clean – the Earth and especially our beaches – on a daily basis.