Enjoy a good rootle round on the seashore with the added interest of sampling some tasters. The meeting-up times vary in order to give us maximum opportunity at low tide. I use various beaches and let you know the venue nearer the course date. We’ll find seaweeds like dulse and sea spaghetti, and the famous Welsh laver. You will discover how you can incorporate these amazing sea vegetables in your everyday meals at home and what else you can use these adaptable seaweeds for.
Prices: – £29.50 per person including tasters.
Approximately 2+ hours
Monday 29th May … 3.00pm (Sorry fully booked!)
Tuesday 25th July … 1.30pm
Wednesday 9th August … 1.15pm
Sunday 20th August … 11.00am
Remember to bring your own drinking water. Sun block is also important.
Safe footwear is so essential. Please wear shoes that are safe on rocks and that you don’t mind getting salty and sandy or wet. Those little pull-on soft beach/water shoes and ‘jellies’ and wet-suit shoes are great and suitable for walking over rocks as they have good soles and save you from stubbing your toes on hidden obstacles in the water! Wellington boots can be dangerous and slippery on rocks especially if the soles are worn smooth, and they really only enable you to paddle round at the edge of the sea! Shoes need soles with a good grip.
You will learn more by paddling out into the water a little with me to collect seaweed, seeing where it grows and picking it yourself rather than standing on the shore, so shorts or jeans that will roll up are better too! (some people prefer wear wetsuits or bathers). It’s not much fun if you have to stand on the edge dodging waves whilst others are discovering interesting things!!
When we finish on the beach we encourage everyone to each take away some rubbish from the shore – just what we can carry easily. It all helps. As you can see from a couple of my pictures (see gallery, beach foraging) there is such a variety of discarded waste washed up and much of it is dangerous to marine life. If everybody took away something and disposed of it responsibly it would be wonderful. Please think about it every time you go to the beach.
Regrettably, courses may have to be cancelled if there are insufficient numbers.
If you would like to organise your own group for a Seashore Course or even a Combined Hedgerow & Seashore Course then do contact me. I need 6 people minimum for each of these courses.