Plastic bag, after plastic bag, after plastic bag; there was an endless amount of trash at the iconic Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head today. It reminded me of growing up at the Manasquan inlet. As a kid seeing plastic bags float and fly along the beach was normal. I used to think, "that's just the way things are." Those words were running through my thoughts today as I continued to dig out plastic bags, shower curtin liners, candy wrappers, styrofoam cups, and straws out of the dunes. With each piece of trash collected today, we got closer to a better norm: one that when kids play and laugh on the beach, they do it without platsic bags floating by.