The scrub areas between tents is covered in sea buckthorn, their orange berries still clinging precariously, despite the bitter winds and rain that sweep in from the sea. These shrubs form impenetrable spiky barriers, ideal for catching plastic bags and other rubbish that is picked up in the wind.
Despite, on occasions, the horizontal hail and rain, litter picking is a rewarding job – you can see where you have been. The residents are really appreciative and will come to help drag tents or bags full of rubbish off to the skip. There would also be the invitations for chai or coffee. The people here have so little, but their generosity is overwhelming. On one occasion they insisted we took two jars of instant coffee, as thanks for clearing an area near their shelters.