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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Cockles and mussels, alive alive o.........(dead, really)


Photo from S.I. Advance
This is the reason I didn't go walking (or anything else) on the beach yesterday.   Tens of thousands of mussels washed up on the beach over the weekend.  They say it stunk...I didn't get too near there so I don't know how bad it was.  But they were baking right there on the beach in 90 degree weather without the aid of a cook or slow boiling pots so I'm sure the smell was ripe!  Not only were there mussels, but there were flies and gnats and mosquitos (oh my), as a result.
The news claims it was a result  of hot weather and undercurrents (from Hurricane Bertha)

:; 


18 comments:

Matt-Man said...

I've always liked that song...The picture? Um, not so much. Cheers Odat!!

buffalodickdy said...

I love mussels- what a shame.... Nature will have its' cycles- we only get to watch(unless we're causing it)...

buffalodickdy said...

What a cool update to a song I have alwys loved- and even sang...

Odat said...

Matt....I love that song too.....

Buff, You could have had the biggest mussel bake too...lol.....I just stumbled across that version of the song and thought it was great .....

Peace

Sandy B and Dick said...

Ewww, not so appetizing on the beach, but out of a steamed pot with butter and garlic--yummmmm!
Hugzzz

Roger said...

Nice beach, the song is much better! :D

WillThink4Wine said...

Well, since I'm allegic to shell fish and not a fan of stink, I'll pass!

My Dad use to play that song a longtime ago, I'll have to put in a special request!

Dianne said...

that photo could be a poster for Save Our Beaches

Loving Annie said...

P-EEUUUUWWWW !

I like chilled oysters with a bit of pink peppercorn mignonette, but I'll psss on the hot-n-stinky mussels with the side of flies...

Sarge Charlie said...

Holy crap........

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Oh my Odat. That's quite something. I wouldn't have wanted to get very close to that either. Love the tune. Goes right along with your picture. Have a great day Odat. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

For The People said...

I don't think tens of thousands cover that one! They are everywhere!

Lois Grebowski said...

ewwww!!!!!!

It's kinda like a New England version of red tide...

Patti said...

Yuck - I wouldn't want to get too close to that. P-U.

I like the song; never heard it.

have a good Thursday!

Anndi said...

You had my little Irish lass humming along!

Girl on the Run... said...

Oh my gosh... that's so sad and gross all at the same time!

M

On a Limb with Claudia said...

I am sorry you missed your beach walk. Poor mussles! sigh.... Bad all the way around.

crazy working mom said...

OMG, that is a lot of those things! Yikes!!!