Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

When we go to France, we usually catch the ferry from Plymouth and arrive at Roscoff.

If you only see the area around the ferry port, Roscoff is disappointing but, go into the heart of the town and you couldn't wish for a more interesting place; it has traditional, stone houses, alfresco cafes as well as port where fresh fish are unloaded and sold.

This photograph may seem strange but this crane, on the edge of Roscoff harbour, is not actually unloading a bumper catch of fish but seaweed.

As an appetiser, main course, or even for breakfast, seaweed is on the menu! With its exceptional nutritional qualities, this superfood is a delight for the taste buds. Edible seaweed is becoming very popular and Brittany boasts the largest production in Europe, and talented Breton chefs successfully emphasise this treasure. - Official website of Brittany

Seaweed does not have roots, but crampons, to attach onto rocks. It draws its benefits directly from sea water and is a concentrate of trace elements, iodine, vitamins and mineral salts. Used in farming since the 17th century, seaweed is now an ingredient making a name for itself in Breton cuisine. Out of the nearly 800 species of seaweed in Brittany, around ten edible species are authorised for sale.

I wish you a very happy, safe, weekend, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8698 W: 353 N: 20166] (79728)
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