Over the first three weeks of August, Cal Major completed her planned stand-up paddle boarding expedition of 260 miles around the entire Cornish coast and beyond, covering the entire stretch between Wembury and Croyde.

She was hit with unseasonably terrible weather conditions, with strong headwinds, overhead waves and poor visibility leading to dangerous seas and very challenging paddling conditions.

The paddle was being used as a vehicle with which to draw attention to the sheer amount of plastic bottles finding their way from land into the ocean, but moreover to deliver a message of positivity that we as individuals can make a huge difference to this number by choosing a refillable bottle instead of buying single use plastic water bottles.

Cal found hundreds and hundreds of plastic bottles along the way, on beaches that are not accessible by land, and of all the marine litter she came across, this was one of the most abundant.

Cal is also supporting Surfers Against Sewage’s Message In A Bottle campaign (www.messageinabottle.org.uk) which is calling for a plastic bottle deposit return scheme.