I have read a bunch the last few months and am in a quandary.
When I get a boat and am offshore
(or at least a good ways out) I suppose I will not worry too much about emptying my holding tank
- maybe - not really sure......yea pretty sure.......then again some guilt may rise within me and I will have to squeeze tight, IE, close the overboard
seacock...I don't know.......what would you do?
I went on a cruise
25 years ago with the wife (honeymoon) and late one night with the wonderful moon and wife I were at the taffrail.
There we were, holding each other and looking out at the moon's reflection and talking about how beautiful all of life was..........when.........what the heck is that?.................
Well, as it was it was garbage detail.
The crew were throwing white plastic garbage bags (full) over the stern. In no time there was a beautiful moon and its reflection along with a trail of little white floating things as far as one could see. Too many to count. I am talking a lot of bags man, no lie, there were a LOT!
I was mad at them and was going to go straight to the Captain
but I had my hands on the new wife.......and...........well........I sort of got distracted and all. But later I felt bad because I knew I was part of the reason those garbage bags were full. For sure I did not contribute as much as the other passengers (right!) as I have always been a little conservative in my use of things, etc.....really.......I have been.......am still.
All that story to return to the blackest of all subjects......POO.
I want to be relatively responsible (in my own mind) in my attempts to enjoy life even if it means destroying a little of the planet while I am at it.
You know, have a little fun, sail a fiberglass
boat knowing full well that there was some serious chopping, mining, burning, etc to get it in my hands.
But that is in the past. Now I look to a future. My boat, capable of sailing away from all this pollution and crowds and smog and smell..........
I do have to eat though, and then guess what?
Yup, back to the POO question.
I read this:
To counter the claim that overboard
discharge of treated sewage was an environmental hazard, defense attorney Day called Chuck Husick to the stand. Husick, a member
of the Boat/US advisory committee, testified that discharge of treated waste from current
waste treatment technology is consistently cleaner than the water
into which it is being expelled.
And I read this:
In BVI there are no toilet pump out stations so do not use the holding tanks
I am beginning to think that if I use the right chemical and a mascerater then I should be pretty much guilt free if I can't squeeze tight any longer and open the overboard seacock.
Since I know I will still eat..........and............you know.........POO!
What is the real deal?