I don't know if I ever posted this picture of huge piles of kelp and seaweed washed up on Bishop's Beach. I took it Sept. 30, 2009 and am forever amazed by it. These piles are two feet high, more than two feet wide and stretch as far as the eye can see. That's a lot of kelp and seaweed! I have heard we are not supposed to collect kelp or seaweed, so even though I really want to in order to add it to my compost (after rinsing it with clean, non-salty water), I have resisted. On a day like this when abundance was evident, it was doubly difficult to resist.