I’ve been going to the beach in Goleta, CA where there’s more than an average amount of seaweed, with more varieties than I’ve noticed on other beaches that I’ve frequented. It makes for startlingly beautiful still lifes when the seaweed tangles with shells and other creature’s remnants. The seaweed alone is very pretty and kind of alien looking sometimes and at other times very artistic. I wish I had the time and space to do some seaweed paintings, but that will have to wait. I’ve seen some mysterious blobs of living or formerly living matter there, too. There are nice tidepools at low tide and at really high tide the water comes all the way up the beach and flows into the lagoon. There are even several rock formations that look like lava. It’s a more wild beach than the average Southern California beach. I like the pier, too. Someday I’d like to take a kayak or a stand up paddle board out into the bay.