Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Naturally dirty ... TP 266

At certain times of the year we get sea lettuce growing in our local estuary - it can get 
really bad, making things unpleasant for windsurfers and yachties.

It washes up onto the foreshore, leaving a thick carpet of green when it is at its worst. When there are piles of it on the sand, decomposing in the sun, it smells horrible because of its high sulphur content.
There wasn't a great deal around when I took these photos.

Of course, Manu has to check it out.

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  1. I love the combed effect in the second shot. Stunning.
    Does Manu roll in it when it is really ripe? I well remember a trip in a car with a german shepherd who had discovered a very dead cow. She was pleased with herself - unlike everyone else.

  2. Wow, that's a big chunk of lettuce, bigger than Manu. I can see how it can get in people's way, and can just imagine the smell as it decomposes. Hopefully it's not there long.

  3. Yuck. I've seen this stuff before; I just didn't know what it was called. (It's obviously not something I deal with on a regular basis.)

  4. Manu is back!

    P.S. Looks like you found yourself some free fishing equipment.


  5. Alexia thanks for the link to it! I can see how it can be troublesome for some. I don't even want to think what it smells like! My dogs would check it out too and surely bark at it as well before drawing close to it!

  6. Manu is just doing what comes naturally to any dog. Rolling in something that smells is fun.

  7. Dogs will be dogs, won't they?! Great pics!


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