Fruit in stream at Linda Mar Beach

Hi neighbors.  Just wondering why I often see fruit in the stream that empties into the ocean at Linda Mar Beach.  Offerings to Poseidon and Neptune?  Anyone know the answer?  
Stephanie Benoit January 10, 2014 at 11:06 AM
Someone who resides along the creek is either tossing them in or they fall accidentally from trees along the creek. I don't get my apples because of the deer, raccoons and squirrels so I am surprised these make it downstream. Years ago a big name store in the back of the valley here used to dump expired milk in the storm drains to dispose of it.
Cris January 11, 2014 at 10:33 PM
They are likely ritualistic offerings. I watched a family take turns rubbing the fruit on their kids, then leave the fruit for the ocean to take out. This was at Linda Mar last Fall. I looked it up and found there are a couple of goddesses that are offered fruit, such as Yemaya of East Africa and Brazil or Umbanda of Brazil. The fruit you saw could have washed upstream with our king tides and are now coming back down...or people are making their offerings in the stream itself.
Deb Wong January 12, 2014 at 04:12 PM
A couple years ago, I took a pic of a whole watermelon on Linda Mar Beach. Either it washed ashore, or someone left it there...big offering.
Mateo Garcia January 15, 2014 at 10:10 PM
I agree with Cris, I bet it is ritualistic. There is a watermellon in the picture I posted if you look carefully. Sorry for some reason I couldn't get the picture orientation right. I can see apples/oranges falling into the stream but that doesn't explain the watermelons. Furthermore, this seems to happen quite often, I'm always seeing what appears to be very fresh fruit there!
Joseph Courtney January 19, 2014 at 07:01 PM
its probably fruit fallen from trees whicch are in people backyards aklong the creek


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