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UK: Fruit Washing Up on UK Beaches

UK: Fruit Washing Up on UK Beaches

If you were to order fruits de mer in a restaurant, you might expect a plate of shrimps, oysters or perhaps even a delicious lobster, but some very different fruits have been washing up on beaches across Newquay and North Cornwall. Over the last week, visitors to beaches were shocked to see oranges, lemons and the odd onion bobbing around in the swell and strewn across the sand. The citrus fruits have been washing up as far away as Zandvoort in Holland and on a beach in the Shetland Islands. Strange as the occurrence may be, there is an explanation. Every March, hundreds of people from across West Sussex flock to Worthing’s annual Fruit Flingathon. People take to the beach to hurl oranges and lemons into the sea in memory of the 1901 SS Indiana fruit wreck, and to raise cash for charity. (Source: cornishguardian.co.uk)