Tour Code: 7626P333
Duration: 4 hours
Meet your local hosts John and Kerryann at the restaurant, and sip on masala chai before watching an interesting and entertaining slide show that introduces you to the history of seaweed use from the earliest settlers 10,000 years ago through the ancient monks and their Viking attackers. Discover the vast health benefits of seaweed and its importance in our lives in ways we may not realize – from its use in toothpaste to ice-cream! You will also get to browse unique seaweed products from around the world.
After this introduction to seaweed, you will drive to the shore for your foraging tour. Explore, identify and sustainably harvest and taste seaweed, raw from the rocks. Your foraging tour will last about an hour after which you will return to the restaurant to indulge in an 8-course seaweed tasting menu. Your meal may include dishes such as marinated sea spaghetti, onigiri stuffed with kelp relish and spiced beef cured with kelp powder and juniper berries.
Your lovely hosts John and Kerryann have a deep love of the sea and fishing, and are always delighted to share the wonders of the sea with travelers from around the world. John was a lifelong seaweed grazer and started paying more attention to it 15 years ago when he realized what a super food seaweed is and the vast health benefits that it carries. Kerryann was always a forager – she grew up foraging for razor clams, mussels and cockles and recently became more interested in seaweed. The couple developed the world’s first knife handle made from seaweed and also produce a line of dog chews created from seaweed that kills the bacteria in their tummy that creates stinky breath. They have also created a seaweed tide clock.
Notes: The exact start time of your experience on any particular day may vary depending on the tide. Your hosts will re-confirm the start time when you make a booking.
Please note this is an adventurous experience. It is recommended that you wear water-proof and slip-proof footwear like gum boots and dress for the weather of the day. Bear in mind that it will be cooler on the shore than on land.