|Calne is well known for its piggy past – the Harris pork processing factory provided employment to locals until its closure in 1983.|
I walked with Paul into town this morning to the post office, he was sending his DNA swabs off to Houston, Texas. The post office is situated in the newsagent and we had to queue adjacent to shelves loaded with Cadbury's chocolate bars on sale. I successfully resisted the temptation to buy any but I was drooling a bit by the time we got to the counter. I was going to take some photos of the town (Calne) but it looked glum and depressing in the drizzle. The bronze pig statue in the mall looked like he had a runny nose with the rain dripping off the end of his snout.
Walking back home I was dismayed at the amount of rubbish littering the street. Why don’t some people have any pride or consideration for their environment? Occasionally I go out armed with my litter grabbing stick and a bag and gather old pizza boxes, cans and bottles from the verges. It’s not much but at least I can look out of my window and enjoy a litter free neighbourhood.
In Sydney, on the other side of the world, Buddy and his humans take part in regular Sea Shepherd beach clean ups. Last weekend they visited his favourite beach, Sirius Cove, where 60 volunteers collected an amazing 91 kgs of rubbish. Well done Buddy, I need you in Calne.