Running an hotel always brings new and varied experiences and this week has been no exception. We have been invaded by Sargassum Seaweed. Tons of it. As fast as we clear it more seems to arrive. The weed originates in the "Sargasso Sea" which is located in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. The sea was named by Portuguese sailors after a species of rock rose that grew in their water wells at home. The area is also known as the Horse latitudes. Because there is little wind in this area, many of sailing ships would run low on water and be forced to throw any live stock overboard in an effort to preserve their water supplies. The seaweed is commonly found in and around the Florida Cays and is supposed to be a herbal cure for excess phlegm. Yes you really needed to know this. The real issue is how did it get to the Caribbean. The investigations are on going. So we have a problem, what to do with this asset that has washed up on our door step. As it makes excellent fertilizer I was in favour of putting it over our garden at our house but Magdalena made an executive decision over fly concerns. So, scratching my massive brain, I ask our local pig farmer and husband to Yubi, our account, if he could use it. So Monday we are starting the de-seaweeding process and starting the fertilizing of Rex's farm land. Watch this space for photos of large fruits in a few months time.
Sargassum Seaweed Wash Up On True Blue Bay Shores
admin August 27, 2011