Sunday, August 15, 2010

Yet Another Yarmouthian Experience

What do you suppose this guy was doing with that little boat and net out near Cape Forchu?



As this blurry picture shows or attempts to show, he was gathering seaweed.



It was explained to me that there is a chemical that can be extracted from this seaweed. I can't remember what it is or what it's used for, but I think it's interesting how folk will find a way to eke a living out of meagre resources.

Note: the Firefox spellchecker, which does not support non-American English as far as I know, causes me to question myself sometimes. Yes dictionary, spelling meagre with and re and not an er ending is perfectly acceptable. Sheesh!

8 comments:

jinksy said...

That's the French connection, the 're' instead of 'er'.

Anvilcloud said...

As much as I prefer many of the American rules, and I'd like to try to follow them, my fingers just go for the spellings that I was brought up with.

Ruth said...

Seaweed is likely easier to catch than fish and is very nutritious. However, I have not acquired a taste for it. I like the look of "re" rather than "er" and I try to hold on to the spelling rules I learned in Canada too.

Anvilcloud said...

Apparently, this isn't the edible kind of seaweed; it's that chemical that they're after.

Diana said...

I hear that they use seaweed extract in many cosmetics and hair products. I am still waiting for a lotion that will make me look 15 years younger in just 5 days instead of the other way around!
Love Di ♥

Mara said...

Seaweed is great! You can eat it, it's used in beer and if you bathe in it, it makes your skin babysmooth! At least that's what the BBC program said and the BBC is good right?

Anvilcloud said...

BBC: straight from G-d to my ears.

Men aren't allowed to youthanize.

Bernie said...

We ate it on a regular basis growing up and I loved it but it has been a very long time since I have had any. I know they do use the salts and minerals from seaweed for lotions and bubble baths and probably many other cosmetics......:-)Hugs