During a recent visit to Chelton on the south shore of Prince Edward Island, the beach was awash with seaweed.
My husband and I are accustomed to seaweed on the beaches here, but the amount on this beach was exceptional, probably due to a number of storms the past few weeks. Deep troughs and crest-like waves of algae covered the beach.
Areas where the seaweed was spread more thinly required a closer look.
The various types of seaweed are remarkable in colour and design. Some have air bladders for floating in the ocean;
others are like filaments which wave in the water.
Some are long and wide,
while small white seaweed is an unusual sight!
Each is beautiful, unique.
The colours of the beach
mirrored the colours of the trees that day as well.
Marilyn at http://mountaintopspice.blogspot.ca/ grew up in Prince Edward Island. On one of my recent posts she mentioned how her father used seaweed in the garden and banked it against the house in the fall as insulation. I had never seen seaweed used that way until we visited Bedeque on our way to Chelton. What a great way to reuse a natural product.
Seaweed is a beautiful part of sea life which people use in a variety of ways. We recently purchased some dulse to try for its nutrient rich properties. But that's another story.