TV: 'Some beaches have essentially turned into landfills of tsunami debris' on Canadian island
by LINDSAY CHAMBERLAIN
June 22, 2012 at 1:44 PM
A grim and personal reminder of the thousands of lives lost in last year’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan is drifting toward the West Coast — shoes.
Some in pairs, some individual, shoes of all sizes and types are now washing up on the beaches of Washington and Canada.
On the Canadian island of Haida Gwaii, where some beaches have essentially turned into landfills of tsunami debris, piles of shoes are set aside by beachcombers.